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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.

The oldest Bible in the world is put online

2009-07-13

It’s a treasure that is now available online almost in its entirety. Thanks to digital technology the codex’s 800 pages can be seen in high definition. It’s so old that scientists have not been able to recover all the books of the Bible, and only the Old Testament remains intact.


For four years, experts in England, Russia, Germany and Egypt have worked to put the Bible online. Each one of these countries has a part of the manuscript. A German theologian discovered it in 1800 in the monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai desert in Egypt . Later, a part of the text was taken to Leipzig, Germany, and another to Russia after Czar Alexander II paid for the investigation.


In 1930, Russia decided to sell part of the manuscript to England. As a result, the national library of that country has the part with the most pages.
For now, thanks to the internet, anyone can read the ancient text in the highest of qualities in any part of the world.

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