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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 Benedict recalls the memory of John Paul II

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“I  remember him in prayer with affection as I think of you all. While we journey through Lent and prepare for the feast of Easter, we come with joy to the day when we will also venerate as a saint this great pope and witness of Christ, and rely even more on his intercession.”

The pope also said that a simple and sincere person is able to be enlightened by Christ. At first the person may only see Christ as one man among many, then later as a prophet, and finally as the Lord. When this happens, the pope said that true joy and peace can be experienced.

Benedict XVI
“When our lives are enlightened by the mystery of Christ, we experience the joy of being liberated from all that threatens its fulfillment. These days, as we prepare for Easter, let us rekindle the gift we received in Baptism, that flame that sometimes is threatened and stifled. Let us nurture that gift through prayer and charity towards our neighbor.”

The pope said, reflecting on the Gospel of the Third Sunday of Lent, that though God desires to heal us, people often harden their hearts like the Pharisees did and therefore remain distant and indifferent to Christ. They do this, the pope said, often because they are overcome by the fear of being judged by others.

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