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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.

Benedict XVI 2010 schedule includes trips to Portugal, U.K and Malta

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The pope will travel thousands of kilometers to meet Catholics and non-Catholics around the world.

His first stop of 2010 will be the island of Malta in mid-April. There Benedict XVI will commemorate the 1950 anniversary of St. Paul’s shipwreck.

In May, Benedict XVI will visit Turin in northern Italy to pray before the Holy Shroud. From the 11th to the 14th he’ll be in Portugal, where he’ll visit Lisbon, Porto and Fatima. It’s been 93 years since Virgin Mary’s first apparition to the 3 shepherds. It will be the fifth time a pope will visit the sanctuary.

Cyprus will be Benedict XVI next stop in June. He will be there for only two days but they will be very intense since he will be gearing up for the special Synod for the Middle East which will take place in Rome in October.

In September, he will visit the United Kingdom. A historic visit since he will most likely visit the place where of Thomas More and three other Catholic martyrs were killed. He will also attend a conference at Oxford. According to the English press, Benedict XVI will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman during his trip, at Wembley Stadium.


The pope will close 2010 in southern Italy in the city of Palermo, where he will take part in a regional conference with families and youth.

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