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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.

Talitha Kum, religious united against human trafficking

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Sister Estrella Castalone
Project Coordinator, Talitha Kum
“This network is responsible for maximizing and sharing the resources we religious already have to prevent and raise awareness about human trafficking and denouncing it with the possible assistance and protection of victims and the most vulnerable.”

The Catholic Church already has a valuable resource in the fight against human trafficking: the dedication and commitment of the religious.

Sister Estrella Castalone
Project Coordinator, Talitha Kum
“We are sisters, we move within the parameters of religious life, we can not go to a club in the middle of the night to rescue a prostitute who has been brought there. But we can focus on prevention, we can talk to people, because we have students who have been recruited.”

Trafficking human beings brings millions of dollars to mafias that exploit the operation on a multinational scale.

Sister Estrella Castalone
Project Coordinator, Talitha Kum
“Criminal organizations are trampling on the dignity of people through their trafficking, which is very organized. They operate very efficiently. To counter them, we religious, lay people or any one of good will, we should all work together.”

Religious are especially present in places where poverty prevails. The network of Talitha Kum warn potential victims of trafficking and work to prevent the cycle of kidnapping, exploitation and suffering.



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