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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.

Blood-stained cassock from John Paul II's attempted assassination exhibited in Krakow

2011-03-06

Mons. Jarek Cielecki
Director, Vatican Service News

“The cardinal has preserved the cassock worn by Pope John Paul II that tragic day of the attack, May 13, 1981; that blood-stained robe will remain in the center dedicated to John Paul II that is being built in Krakow".

The cassock will be on public display after the May 1st beatification. The cassock, now a relic, was kept secret by Cardinal Dziwisz. The cultural center dedicated to John Paul II in Krakow is located near the Shrine of Divine Mercy, which is closley linked to the spirituality of Karol Wojtyla.

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