Saint Peter's Square
At Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, Pope Francis canonizes the 19th-century Anglican convert John Henry Newman, who was a unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches.
Sources: ABC News
Sources: ABC News
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Pope Francis in the Vatican. It is the first-ever meeting between the two leaders. Modi is in Rome for the G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, October 30-31, before he flies to Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), October 31 to November 12.
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