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Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022.

Pope Francis’ Lebanon trip ‘delayed for health reasons’

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

Lebanon’s tourism minister announced the postponement, citing ‘health reasons.’ Read more

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury say South Sudan trip will be a ‘pilgrimage of peace’

May 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.” Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane to Iraq on March 5, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis plans to visit Kazakhstan in September

Apr 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope hopes to take part in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 26, 2022.

Report: Pope Francis plans 2-day visit to Malta in April

Jan 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The last pope to visit the country was Benedict XVI in 2010. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil on March 7th, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA

Biden hails Pope Francis' 'historic' trip to Iraq

Mar 8, 2021

President Joe Biden stated his admiration for Pope Francis on Monday, after the pontiff’s four-day visit to Iraq.    Read more

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis' Malta trip postponed

Mar 23, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican stated Monday that Pope Francis’ trip to the islands of Malta and Gozo May 31 has been postponed... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis will travel to Malta in May

Feb 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will visit the islands of Malta and Gozo on May 31. Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand and Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November with stops scheduled in Tokyo,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 27, 2019.

Pope Francis to visit three countries in East Africa

Mar 27, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit the capital cities of the African countries of Mozambique, Madagascar, and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Feb. 6, 2019.

Pope says UAE trip was 'new page' in dialogue between Christians, Muslims

Feb 6, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward... Read more

Pope Francis meets a Missionary of Charity at the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa Sept. 4, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Mother Teresa's birthplace in 2019

Dec 13, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis will travel to Bulgaria and Macedonia May 5-7, 2019, with a stop in... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Abu Dhabi in February 2019

Dec 6, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 to participate in an international interfaith... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Vatican confirms papal visit to Baltic nations in September

Mar 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

Rumors of a papal visit to the Baltic states this year have been going around for months, however, the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square April 2, 2016.

It's confirmed: Pope Francis is going to Geneva June 21

Mar 2, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Friday, the Vatican confirmed an earlier announcement by the Swiss government that Pope Francis will visit Switzerland in June... Read more