The pontiff is visiting an area in northern Italy that was hit with earthquakes in 2012.
Environmental campaigners immediately slammed the move.
Photojournalist Omar Havana portrays Nepali life in the aftermath of the disaster.
Survivors of the devastating 2015 quake are living in barely adequate temporary shelters, with poor access to drinking water, food and health care.
The earthquake-hit area braces for heavy rain and the possibility of more landslides.
Devastating quake halts factory production; economic damage may exceed $10 billion.
'Race against time' for rescue operations with wind and rain forecast to get heavier on southern Japanese island.
A lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club in Oklahoma City charges four major oil and gas companies are in violation of a national waste-management law.
Researchers say the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the landslides it caused paint a picture of what may happen in the Pacific Northwest, from California to British Columbia.
The majority of the deaths from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in Pakistan.
Thousands spent the night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures, fearing aftershocks.
The 7.5-magnitude quake struck in northern Afghanistan and caused tremors in India and Pakistan.
Humans, not Mother Nature, are to blame for forcing people from their homes, a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council charges.
The oilman was "very upset" by some of the research being done by state seismologists.