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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 named among USA Today most-admired list

2010-12-28

Thetop spots on the list are dominated by politicians with formerpresidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at numbers two and three.

Formerpresident of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Microsoft founder andphilanthropist Bill Gates were named at four and five.

PopeBenedict XVI actually tied for sixth place with Evangelist BillyGraham who has made the top 10 every year the survey has been takensince 1955.

Theonly other religious leader is the Dalai Lama, coming in at number 10on the most admired list, right after Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck whotied at number eight.

Secretaryof State Hillary Clinton continues her nine year streak of beingnamed the most-admired woman. She is one of four first ladies on thelist, including Michelle Obama and Laura and Barbara Bush.

FormerAlaska governor Sarah Palin was cited at number two, just before TVhost Oprah Winfrey.
Threeof the woman are leaders from outside of the United States: fromEngland are Queen Elizabeth and former prime minister MargaretThatcher, as well as democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.

Alsoon the list is Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State in the Bushadministration.

Besidesleaders and political figures, Angelina Jolie is the only actress tobe named among the top ten most-admired men and women.

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