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Inside the VaticanApril 29, 2021
Pope Francis waves atop the stairs of the papal plane at Baghdad International Airport March 8, 2021, following his March 5-8 visit to Iraq. (CNS photo/Alaa Al-Marjani, Reuters)

Almost two months after his first papal trip since spring 2020, Pope Francis has set his sights on a few more international visits before the end of the year: to Hungary and Slovakia, Cyprus and Greece, Lebanon and Glasgow.

On this week’s episode of “Inside the Vatican,” America’s veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and host Colleen Dulle dig into what we know about each trip and what is motivating the pope to go. “There’s a spiritual dimension; there’s also a political. You can’t get away from that,” Gerry says on the show.

Colleen also gives updates on Pope Francis’ name day celebration, the appointment of San Diego bishop Robert McElroy to a Vatican board, and the possible upcoming canonization of Blessed Charles de Foucauld.

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