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Massimiliano Strappetti, right, follows Pope Francis as he meets young people and elders at Nakasuk Elementary School Square in Iqaluit, Canada, Friday, July 29, 2022. Francis has promoted the Vatican nurse whom he credited with saving his life to be his "personal health care assistant." The Vatican announced the appointment of Massimiliano Strappetti, currently the nursing coordinator of the Vatican's health department, in a one-line statement Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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The Associated Press
Pope Francis has promoted Vatican nurse Massimiliano Strappetti, whom he credited with saving his life last year, to be his “personal health care assistant.”
FILE — In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis, left, reaches to embrace Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill after signing a joint declaration at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba. The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis will travel next month to Kazakhstan, where he could meet with Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church who has justified Moscow’s war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis will travel next month to Kazakhstan, where he could meet with Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has supported Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Pope Francis is pictured in a 2019 photo boarding the plane for a trip. The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Kazakhstan Sept. 13-15, 2022, and will attend the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters)
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan in September and attend an interreligious meeting in the capital city, Nur-Sultan.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
“It’s not strange. It’s not a catastrophe. You can change the pope,” Pope Francis said while sitting in an airplane wheelchair during a 45-minute news conference.
The pope, seated, speaks to a crowd
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
Justice Samuel Alito, dressed in a tuxedo, speaks at a podium
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
In an address at a gala dinner in Rome, Justice Alito joked about the international reaction to the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, which he wrote.