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Inside the VaticanFebruary 10, 2023
Worshipers greet Pope Francis as he arrives at Ndolo airport to celebrate Holy Mass, in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday Feb. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)

Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after his six-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, which he called a pilgrimage of peace.

America Media’s associate editor, Ricardo da Silva, S.J., and veteran Vatican reporter, Gerard O’Connell, discuss the pope’s visit to these two conflict-ridden, yet faith-filled, African countries.

Gerry was aboard the plane, traveled with Pope Francis from place to place, and was there to witness the pope's meetings with the millions of people who lined the streets and filled the stadiums to see him.

On the show, Gerry shares what he experienced among the people of Congo and South Sudan this past week and offers us a taste of a church that he says is amazing and alive.

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