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Pope Francis’ 10 Significant Trips — Including 3 That Didn’t Happen — in 10 Years

JAY DIRECTOPope Francis waves as he arrives at the University of Santo Tomas during his visit to Manila on Jan. 18, 2015. Pope Francis celebrated Mass with millions of Catholics.

COMMENTARY: In the 10 years of his papacy, Francis has taken about four trips per year, which is what Pope St. John Paul II averaged. In his journeys, he brings the tender compassion of God to all he meets.