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Pope on flight to Geneva: "a journey towards unity"

Pope Francis greeted journalists aboad the papal plane taking him to Geneva for a 1-day apostolic visit in the name of ecumenism.

During his 1 hour and 40 minute flight, aboard the speical papal Alitalia flight AZ 4000 taking him to Geneva for a one-day-visit, Pope Francis wished those present a good day of hard work and described this apostolic journey as "a journey towards unity".

During his busy day in Geneva he will mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches and celebrate Mass before returning to the Vatican.

As is his custom, Pope Francis took time to greet journalists and staff travelling with him on the plane.

In the video you can see him flanked by Greg Burke, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, and by Monsignor Mauricio Rueda Beltz, the man who is responsible for organizing the Pope's journeys abroad.      

21 June 2018, 10:54