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Caption: Pope Francis arrives to lead a meeting with young people along the waterfront in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, the final day of his weeklong trip to South America. Back in Rome, the pope is on what amounts to a
Pope Francis arrives to lead a meeting with young people along the waterfront in Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, the final day of his weeklong trip to South America. Back in Rome, the pope is on what amounts to a "staycation." (CNS/Paul Haring)
The pope's 'staycation': Correspondence, trip preparation fill his days

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Returning to the Vatican in the midst of a heat wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: what has become known as a "staycation."

With the exception of a July 21 meeting with a group of mayors from around the world and the Sunday recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis' schedule was cleared of meetings, audiences and public appearances July 13-Aug. 4.

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Caption: White smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel March 13, 2013, at the Vatican. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was elected the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff. Details surrounding the pope's election and other events can be found in the Vatican's recently published annual report of activities in 2013. (CNS/Paul Haring)
White smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel March 13, 2013, at the Vatican. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was elected the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff. Details surrounding the pope's election and other events can be found in the Vatican's recently published annual report of activities in 2013. (CNS/Paul Haring)
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