Pope Francis prepares for what could be his most political trip

September 5, 2015 2:53 PM

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VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis is gearing up for what is potentially his most politically charged trip yet, an eight-day whirlwind visit which will take him from Havana's Revolution Square in Cuba to the headquarters of the United Nations.

The Argentine, who will become the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, has taken advantage of a summer lull at the Vatican to fine-tune his hotly awaited speeches, sources at the Holy See say.

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