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It’s Official: Pope Francis Will Visit Japan & Thailand

This Apostolic Visit Will Mark His 32nd Pastoral Visit Outside of Italy

It’s official: Pope Francis is going to Japan and Thailand.

According to a statement from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, Pope Francis will make this Apostolic Visit, marking his 32nd Apostolic Visit outside of Italy, at the end of November.

Pope Francis’s apostolic trip to the Kingdom of Thailand and to Japan will take place from 19 to 26 November 2019.

“At the invitation of the government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the bishops of the country, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic journey to the Kingdom of Thailand from 20 to 23 November 2019,” the declaration began.

“Accepting the invitation of the government and episcopate of Japan,” it continued, “His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic journey to the country from 23 to 26 November 2019, where he will visit the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki and Hiroshima.”

“The program of the trip will be published in due course,” it concluded.

 

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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