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World Youth Day 2023: Pope Francis Arrives in Lisbon, ‘A City of Encounter’ in a Divided World

Daniel Ibañez/CNAPope Francis meets with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Belém Cultural Center in Lisbon upon his arrival for World Youth Day on Aug. 2, 2023.

Touching on his familiar theme of environmental stewardship, the Pope said that despite major progress toward environmental renewal in Portugal and Europe, ‘the problem remains extremely grave.’