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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.

Young Michelangelo's Crucifix

2009-04-02

It was guarded for centuries as an object of private devotion by a family of Florence. In the past years the Italian State purchased it for 3 million Euros.

There are no documents that can reveal the paternity of this sculpture. But after 15 years of study and stylistic comparison, a group of historians have concluded that it must be Michelangelo who made it, when he was around 20 years old.

Cristina Acidini
Director, Museum Network of Florence
In this muscular and proportionate anatomy one can see the results of studies carried out directly on cadavers, and the early stylistic characteristics that would be fully developed in the Pietà in the Vatican, or in the marble David.

The Italian parliament has opened its doors for a month to this beautiful work.