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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.

Pope on migrants: “States have right to defend borders but should respect human rights”

2010-10-26

Arch. Antonio Maria Veglió
President, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People 
We are all children of God, every one of us has inalienable rights and every one of us as a human being must be respected. This is the foundation of how we should be inspired, and this is how the Church should inspire nations.”

The Pope devotes part of his message to the refugees and forced migrants.  He cautioned that if authorities of the host country are concerned about security and social cohesion, then they should respect immigrants rights and only then will a stable and harmonious coexistence be achieved.

According to the Pope authorities should also help displaced persons to find a place where they can live in peace.  They deserve this help because they often have to flee their own countries for political or religious reasons.  

In his message addressed to governments, citizens and immigrants alike, he calls for everyone to help in achieving integration of immigrants in an increasingly globalized world.

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