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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.

Bolivian President Evo Morales visit with the pope, spontaneous and impolite

2010-05-17

In the traditional exchanging of the gifts, Morales gave the pope a white scarf and two small wooden carved statues that represent the indigenous people of his country.

During the meeting, the president, expressed his concern over the loss of faith around the world. They also spoke about immigration and climate change.

In a press conference after the meeting, Morales called the pope an ally in defending the environment.

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President of Bolivia

“We agree on a large range of issues such as the defense to life and the earth. We also agree on the right to stand up for immigrants.”

But the Bolivian president also criticized the Catholic Church, something unusual for a diplomatic visit of this nature. In a letter that he handed the pope, he criticized the church for not allowing the ordination of women and called the pope to abolish priestly celibacy.

Evo Morales, who had previously declared the Church a political opponent, has promoted a new constitution towards a secular state, despite the fact that nearly 8 million out of the 10 million inhabitants consider themselves Catholic.

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