Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

A young female poses with men wearing vintage Hungarian military uniforms at a fair outside the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July. His four-day visit to Hungary and Slovakia starting Sunday will not only test his health but also provide what may be one of the most awkward moments of his papacy — a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of populist, right-wing leader Francis scorns.

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