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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

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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 in Czech Republic asks strengthening Christian identity in Europe

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The meeting took place in the Prague Castle where the pope reflected on the search for liberty and truth as going hand in hand, because finding one of them means finding the other.

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“For Christians, truth has a name: God. And goodness has a face: Jesus Christ. The faith of Christians, from the time of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the early missionaries, has in fact played a decisive role in shaping the spiritual and cultural heritage of this country. It must do likewise in the present and into the future.”

The pope encouraged them to work toward an integral human development and to foster Christian roots in Europe.

He also alluded to the slogan on the Czech presidential flag: Truth prevails.

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“In the end, truth does conquer, not by force, but by persuasion, by heroic witness of men and women of firm principle, by sincere dialogue which looks beyond self-interest to the demands of the common good”.

With the meeting the pope hopes to strengthen the Christian identity of the old continent and of the west. 

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