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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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