Pope Francis contemplating trip to Assisi

Pope Francis is reportedly planning a trip to Assisi, named after the saint who inspired his name. 

The Associated Press reported today that Vatican spokesman, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, said Francis will probably make a pilgrimage to the Italian hill town sometime this year.  

Vatican Radio Thursday quoted Vatican officials as saying plans for Francis' only other publicly mentioned trip, to Brazil, in July, were shaping up. 

The radio quoted Lombardi as saying otherwise Francis had no immediate travel plans.



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