Issues to watch on Pope's trip to Portugal
May 07, 2010
John Allen looks at the background of Pope Benedict's coming trip to Fatima, Portugal. He notes that the five foreign trips the Pope has scheduled for this year-- to Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Great Britain, and Spain-- "are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty."
- Benedict in Portugal: A different crisis, secularism, and 'Marian Cool' (National Catholic Reporter)