- Associated Press
- Oct 2, 2019
Pope Francis will voice his opposition to nuclear weapons and honor victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster during a visit to the country that is expected to be a highlight of his upcoming trip to Asia.
Pope Francis’s sixth foreign trip of 2019 will take him to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Sept. 4-10, the Vatican announced.
Pope Francis continues to draw attention to the meeting of St. Francis and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil in 1219 near Damietta, a port on the Nile River near where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
Pope Francis is recommending a Christian kind of populism after being attacked by Italian politicians for defending migrants.
As had been expected, Pope Francis began his first papal visit to the Emerald Isle addressing the “grave scandal” caused by the “repugnant crimes” of sexual abuse of young people by priests and religious, saying those misdeeds have “rightly given rise to outrage.”
The retired archbishop of Santiago is trying to deflect criticism for Pope Francis’s troubled trip to Chile, blaming everything from the summer weather to an “absentee” spokesman for the lower-than-expected turnout and negative press coverage during the January visit.