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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.

British Prime Minister Meets With Pope, Urges Aid To Poor Countries

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In an editorial published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Brown wrote that it was the collective responsibility of the richest countries to keep in mind the interests and needs of the poorest.  He also said it was important for a global stimulus to be truly global, and not just for the benefit of rich countries. 


The prime minister also discussed the world economy with his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi in preparation for the G20 meeting of heads of state in London and the G8 meeting in Sardinia scheduled for later this year.  He also spoke about the importance of working for the interests of the least fortunate and the hardest hit by the economic crisis. 

Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
There are 100 million people who have been pushed into poverty around the world as a result of this economic crisis.  We are determined at the G20 and then at the G8 that the needs of that group of people who have been pushed into unemployment and poverty will uppermost in our minds. 

Prime Minister Brown also invited Benedict XVI to visit the United Kingdom. A Vatican spokesperson said no trip is planned for the moment, and that the invitation is being taken with serious consideration.  If the pope accepts, it would be the first papal visit to the United Kingdom since John Paul II’s trip in 1982.   

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