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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 orders apostolic visitation to Legionaries of Christ

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Several of the Pope’s personal envoys will go to see their apostolicactivities firsthand to understand what happened in the past and whatreforms are being made.  The delegates will submit a report directly toBenedict XVI, who will make a decision on any appropriate measures. 

The decision about the apostolic visitation was communicated to theorder by the Vatican on March 10, but was made public only until now byFather Álvaro Corcuera, the director general of the Legionaries ofChrist.  The Vatican says the apostolic visit will help to overcomedifficulties through truth and transparency. 

The Pope has expressed his solidarity and sent his prayers for theshameful acts of their founder.  Benedict XVI also encouraged them tocontinue working for the good of the Church. 

Father Corcuera has expressed his regrets for what happened in the pastand asked for forgiveness from those who have been offended.  He hasalso expressed thanks for the apostolic visitation, and assured thatthey will fully cooperate.