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Pope Francis' visit to Verona

19 May 2024
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Pope Francis presided over a forum for peace on Saturday during a visit to Verona, Italy. It was the second trip since April for the pontiff. Francis then met with around 500 inmates at the Montorio prison and was due to preside over mass at the city's Bentegodi football stadium.

Francis has suffered increasing health problems in recent years, from knee pain to surgery to his colon and for a hernia. His last international visit was to France last September. Despite the pope's health concerns, the Vatican is planning an ambitious 12-day trip to Asia in September, taking in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore.

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