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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.

Infant Jesus of Prague dons Pope's crown

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His crown. He donated it to the world famous statuette of the Infant Jesus of Prague at the Church of Our Lady Victory.

After some alterations, the statue is now reportedly, donning Benedict XVI crown just in time for Advent.

The royal crown, is decorated with eight shells, the symbol of St. Augustine which is also present in the Pope’s coat of arms. It’s made of silver and its decorated with pearls and garnets. There’s also an inscription beneath the crown’s cross with the date on which the Pope donated the gift.

Thousands of people from all over the world who believe in its healing power venerate the infant Jesus every day.

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