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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.

Catholic charities deploy teams to Haiti after 7.0 quake rocks the island

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Caritas Internationalis is already providing first aid like water, food and shelter in the destruction zone. The charity also sent in a team of experts to evaluate how to best manage incoming aid.

One of its volunteers on the ground reports that hospitals are full of dead and wounded victims, and reported there’s a high risk for the spread of disease.

Caritas is asking for donations on it’s website caritas.org. People can donate using credit cards or cell phones.

Catholic Relief Services, the American arm of Caritas, has also made its way to the island. CRS has put aside nearly 5 million dollars towards emergency services.

CRS has had presence on the island for more than 55 and has about 340 permanent employees in the area. Of these 120 were living in Port au Prince, the city with the most damage after the quake.

Despite extensive damage to transportation routes, supplies like hygiene kits, mosquito nets and tablets to treat drinking water are making their way to the island from as far away as Santo Domingo and Miami.

CRS.org is also taking donations people can send their monetary contributions through a transfer, check, credit card or through cell phones.

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