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Pope Francis prepares the intense agenda for his upcoming trips

Pope Francis has made less trips than usual in 2017, but there are still several months left and there could be surprises. The next international trip will be in September to Colombia. However, before the end of the year, the pope may also travel to India and Bangladesh.

He expressed his desire to visit South Sudan, but the country's dire situation has made it impossible. 

In January 2018, he will travel to Chile and Peru, and in August he will most likely travel to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. 

In January 2019, Pope Francis confirmed in person that the pope will also be at World Youth Day in Panama. 

"The pope is going to go, me or another, but the pope is going to go."
"But how we wish it were you."

During his four year pontificate thus far, the pope has made 19 international trips, visiting 28 countries in total.