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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’s General Audience: The Eucharist is not “rite for socialization”

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Benedict XVI
“He forcefully defended the reality of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist.”

The pope stopped reading his prepared text and while improvising, lamented that some consider the Eucharist someting similar to that of a social gathering and forget the true meaning of God’s presence in the Eucharist. After, the pope turned back to the discussion on Rubert de Deutz and stressed that he meets the two characteristics of the "ideal theologian.”

Benedict XVI
“Rupert’s ability to harmonize the rational study of the msyteries of faith with prayer and contemplation makes him a typical representative of the monastic theology of his time.”

Because of the cold temperatures, the general audience took place inside Paul VI Hall. Nearly 6 thousand people attended.

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