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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.

Pope Calls For End To Terrorism In Northern Ireland

2009-04-02

Benedict XVI has called for patience and dialogue to build a just and reconciled society in the country, which endured decades of civil and religious strife. 

Benedict XVI
I want to assure my spiritual closeness to the families of the victims and the wounded, I strongly condemn these abominable terrorist acts which besides desecrating human life, endanger the peace process in Northern Ireland.  

Among those present at the general audience was the victim of another terrorist group: Clara Rojas, who was held hostage for 6 years by Colombian guerrillas.  

She has asked the Pope to support the release of 3,000 people held prisoner by Colombian guerrillas.  She also sent a message to all of the hostages.  

Clara Rojas
Former FARC Hostage (Colombia)
We are thinking of them with all our hearts.  On receiving the blessing of the Holy Father, I want this strength to reach them, because we are waiting for them.  

Throughout his pontificate, Benedict XVI has called for the release of Colombian hostages at least three times.  Once, in the presence of another former hostage, Ingrid Betancourt.