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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.

Templeton Foundation gives religious award to secular astrophysicist Martin Rees


According to organizers in charge of handing out the award, the research of Rees has “helped to address the fundamental problems of our nature and existence.”

Among his other accomplishments, Martin Rees has also been president of the British Royal Society.

Past winners of the award include Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement and the Spanish biologist Francisco José Ayala.

In addition to international recognition, the distinction also carries an award of 1.6 million dollars.