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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 sends a message to Jordan, Israel and Palestine before his trip

2009-05-06

Benedict XVI
I am eagerly looking forward to being with you and to sharing with you your aspirations and hopes as well as your pains and struggles.

The Pope said he is going to the Holy Land to pray for peace and unity for countries in the Middle East as well as peace between Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Besides visiting places of Jesus’ life, Benedict will meet with political leaders from Jordan, Israel and Palestine as well as with religious representatives.

Benedict XVI
May we all be steadfast in our desire and efforts for peace.

The Pope will leave Rome on Friday. His tour of the Middle East will start in Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah and Rania and visit the country’s largest mosque in Amman.

In Jerusalem he will visit the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, one of the sacred landmarks of Islam.

Meanwhile, Bethlehem is finishing preparations in the plaza where the Pope will celebrate a mass in Palestinian territory. An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend.

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