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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.

Year in Review-February : Vatican State turns 80

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In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.

Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust. 

He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.

With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.

Josette Sheeran
Executive Director, World Food Program

“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”

That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.

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