The pontiff will travel to Thailand from November 20-23 and then Japan to November 26, the Vatican said in a statement.
Pope John Paul II died aged 84
The strategy emphasizes neighbourhood watch by encouraging locals to always monitor activities of their neighbours
"Francis has been dragged through the mud because of his position on refugees."
The celebrations are expected to attract more than five million youths from all over the world.
Police assume the theft took place between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
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