Pope honors family roots in northern Italy with rare outing


              Pope Francis presides over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis presides over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis presides over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis is welcomed by the bishop of Asti, Marco Prastaro, left, as he arrives to preside over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis arrives to preside over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis celebrates the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Pontiff returned to his father's birthplace in northern Italy on Saturday for the first time since ascending the papacy to celebrate the 90th birthday of a second cousin who long knew him as simply "Giorgio." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis presides over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis celebrates the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Pontiff returned to his father's birthplace in northern Italy on Saturday for the first time since ascending the papacy to celebrate the 90th birthday of a second cousin who long knew him as simply "Giorgio." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis, second from left, presides over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, and meets the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Pope Francis arrives to preside over the holy mass in the Cathedral of Asti, northern Italy, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, to meet the diocesan community from which his parents had left to emigrate to Argentina and the young people from all over the region on the occasion of the XXXVII World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              In this image made available by Vatican Media, Pope Francis sits for lunch in the home of a cousin, Carla Rabezzana, right, in the town of Portacomaro, about 10 kilometers (six miles) east of Asti, northern Italy, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Rabezzana told local media that she and the pope kept up their connections over the years as he would stay with her while visiting Turin, where she long lived, before he became pope. (Vatican Media via AP)
Pope honors family roots in northern Italy with rare outing