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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.

General Audience: Pope invites contemplation of Christ beyond Christmas

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He said this was an invitation to discover the presence of God in everyday life. 

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“In the birth of Jesus, God comes to us and asks us to receive him, so that he can be born in our lives and transform them, and our world, by the power of his love.”

The pope then spoke about the meaning of Christmas, saying it should be remembered throughout the year. He added it invites contemplation on the life of Jesus with the backdrop of the importance of Easter. 

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“Christmas points beyond itself, to the redemption won for us on the Cross and the glory of the Resurrection.”

At the end of the audience, the pope was greet by groups of singing children and this group of musicians dressed in their traditional clothing.


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