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Pope Francis speaking at the Expo center in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, where he celebrated an outdoor Mass on Sept. 14, 2022.

Pope Francis says his thoughts are with war-torn Ukraine on feast of the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Speaking at an outdoor Mass in Kazakhstan’s capital on Sept. 14, the pope said he was thinking of “all the... Read more

Pope Francis prayed in front of the Salus Populi Romani icon in the Basilica of St. Mary Major on the morning of July 22, 2022. He prayed again in front of the icon on Sept. 12, 2022, to entrust his upcoming trip to Kazakhstan to Mary.

Why is Pope Francis going to Kazakhstan? Here’s what he plans to do

Sep 12, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope plans to visit the large, landlocked Asian country — the second pope to do so — Sept. 13–15... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022.

Motto and logo of Pope Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan released

Aug 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The motto of the Sept. 13–15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of... Read more