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Latin American Countries Competing for Papal Visit in 2013

Latin American Countries Competing for Papal Visit in 2013

Pope Benedict XVI could make a stopover in a Spanish-speaking Latin American country during his visit to the region for World Youth Day Rio 2013. According to reports in the Italian media, three countries--Colombia, Panama and Chile--are vying for the chance to host the pontiff as he makes his way to Brazil next year.

The Colombian government has already extended an invitation to the Pope, which was echoed by a group of bishops making their ad limina visit to the Holy See on June 22. According to the Italian daily La Stampa, the Pope responded, “God will decide.” Visit this article from CNA to read more.


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