(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Chile and Peru in January 2018, according to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office.
The Pope will visit Chile from 15 to 18 January, visiting the cities of Santiago, Temuco and Iquique.
He will be in Peru from 18 to 21 January, visiting Lima, Puerto Maldonado, and Trujillo.
The communique from Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, said the Pope's trip came at the invitation of the respective Heads of State and Bishops.
It said the programme for the journey would be published at a later date.