Pope on the road: Vatican does detailed planning but expects surprises

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By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Pope Francis’ July 22-28 visit to Brazil has been planned almost down to the minute, the papal spokesman is certain it will be “a bit of an adventure.”

The main events of World Youth Day are the same as they have been for years, but Pope Francis “is full of surprises,” said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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