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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 vows the Church will combat child abuse

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But for the moment the pope has vowed to continue working to protect the rights of children and has once again condemned people of the Church who have been involved in sexual abuse cases.

Pope Benedict XVI made the statements during a meeting with the Pontifical Council for the Family, the department is in charge of raising awareness of the fundamental importance of the family for the life of the Church and society

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“Your work reminds society the benefits the family brings to society, to its cohesion and its development.”

Currently the council is getting ready to publish a guide intended to prepare young people for marriage.

Benedict XVI recalled that preparation begins in adolescence, when parents teach children to understand life as a vocation to love. According to Benedict XVI parents should stress the meaning of sexuality should be integrated into authentic love.

Then while dating another type of training is needed.

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“It is important to take particular care that on these occasions the fiancées revive their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus, especially by listening to the Word of God, using the Sacraments and, above all, by participating in the Eucharist.”

The pope also stressed the formation engaged couples received during the months leading up to the wedding ceremony.

Benedict XVI also talked about children’s care. He recalled that kids need to feel loved and respected by both a father and mother who love each other. He added that the best way to protect children’s rights is by supportive parents who form a stable family.

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