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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 calls for Syria to stop violence and take on political reforms


The Pope calls on Syria to hear the cries of its people and also the pleas from international institutions. He calls on the country to not respond to the tension with “greater intolerance, discrimination and violence,” but rather with “absolute respect for truth, coexistence,and the legitimate rights of individuals and their communities.” Above all he calls for reconciliation.

Benedict XVI mentioned that “the unity and stability of any country is based on the right to human dignity.”

He also emphasized that Syria has been an example of tolerance and coexistence. Especially, in its relationship between Muslims and Christians.