Returning to Rome, pope discusses plans for future trips

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At the end of his first foreign trip, Pope Francis told reporters that it’s good for a pope to travel and there are plans in the works for visits in Italy, to Jerusalem, to Asia, but nothing planned soon for his Argentine homeland.

“I think papal trips are always good,” he said July 28 during the flight back to Rome after a week in Brazil.

The July 22-29 papal trip was good for Brazil “not just because of the pope’s presence, but because for World Youth Day they mobilized and did so well that it will help the whole church,” he said.

As for future foreign trips, Pope Francis said there was “nothing definite-definite,” but “I can tell you what I’m thinking.”

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