(Vatican News) Pope Francis began his 22nd papal voyage outside of Italy on Monday, when his flight departed Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for the 15-hour journey to Santiago, Chile.
The Pope's Apostolic Visit to Chile and neighbouring Peru will take him to six different cities in the space of just under a week. His journey begins in the Chilean capital of Santiago, where, in addition to saying Mass for the faithful, the Holy Father will meet with civil and religious leaders and visit a women's prison.
On Wednesday, the Pope will go to Temuco, a city with a large indigenous population, before returning to Santiago for a meeting with young people. Pope Francis will spend his final day in Chile in the northern port city of Iqique.
Archbishop Christian Lépine will take part of the trip to Peru, as the CCCB delegate/Canadian Bishop representative.
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