Pope Francis to visit Assisi again for interreligious summit

From the Catholic News Agency 

.- In September Pope Francis will make his second visit to Assisi in just two months for an interreligious summit for peace, where he will pray and meet alongside major Islamic and Orthodox leaders.

The visit will take place Sept. 20, which marks the 30th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace that St. John Paul II convoked in Assisi 1986.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 3, 2016. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Feb. 3, 2016. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis’ presence at the prayer summit will be his third time in Assisi, the first having taken place Oct. 4, 2013, for the feast day of his namesake, and the second being just a few weeks ago on Aug. 4, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the “perdono” indulgence.

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