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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 receives new Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See

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Meanwhile, thousand of miles away, her homeland is bracing for super typhoon Parma.

This after Typhoon Ketsana swept south east Asia last month, which lead to the worst flooding in the country in 40 years killing more than 250 people in the Philippines alone.

The Pope assured the ambassador of his spiritual closeness and prayers to the victims of Typhoon Ketsana.

Another issue facing the country is the conflict between Muslims and Christians in the south.

The ambassador of the third largest Catholic Nation, assured the Pope the peace process is gaining momentum and hopes to provide non-violent diplomatic channels of communication.
The Pope says he supports the governments plans to make peace prevail.

Both believe the Pilipino people’s faith is strong enough to get them out of any difficult situation.

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