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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 tells Honduras' president Porfirio Lobo, he's glad the country is stable now

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Lobo was elected president during a time of political uncertainty in Honduras, after former president Manuel Celaya was forcefully removed from office by a coup.

The pope and the president spoke behind closed doors during their short meeting. During the conversation, the pope emphasized how that Central American country needs  reconciliation and respect as it looks forward.

According to the Vatican, they also spoke about the contributions of the Church when it comes to national development, education and health in Honduras.

After the meeting, president Lobo gave the pope an etched box, with the image of the Last Supper. The gift was made by Honduran artists. In turn, the pope gave the president a medal of his pontificate.  
The president is divorced. So, because of protocol, his wife did not accompany the president to his meeting with the pope during their official meeting.  She did however, meet him later on.

After the friendly meeting with the president, the pope left this message for the country of Honduras.

“God bless Honduras.”


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