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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Benedict XVI Receives Leader Of Armenian Church & Denounces Christian Persecutio

2009-04-02

The Pope remembered the martyrs of the Armenian Church and the Armenian genocide, without explicitly mentioning it, and denounced the persecution of Christians in modern times.

Benedict XVI
That testimony culminated in the twentieth century, which proved a time of unspeakable suffering for your people.  Most recently we have all been saddened by the escalation of persecution and violence against Christians in parts of the Middle East and elsewhere.

The Catholicos is based in Lebanon. That is why, the Pope said, he prays every day for peace in this country and throughout the Middle East. Benedict XVI said there will only be peace in the region when each country is free to decide its own destiny and when every ethnic and religious group accepts and respects the others.

Aram I emphasized that the churches must be means for peace and to achieve that they must recognize "all" genocides, even the Armenian.

The Catholicos recalled his meeting with John Paul II, adding that this visit represents a new step for ecumenical dialogue.

Aram I
Catholicos

Our meeting is an opportunity to pray and reflect together, and to renew our commitment and efforts for Christian unity.

Armenian church members from all over the world join with Catholicos in making pilgrimages to Rome.