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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 discusses abortion with President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica

2012-05-28

During her meeting with the pope, they spoke about the country's education, social and charitable institutions. They also discussed the issue of abortion, which in Costa Rica is not legal. They remembered the importance of protecting fundamental dignity of human beings from the moment of conception.

President Chinchilla gave the pontiff a pair of engravings depicting the forests and wildlife of Costa Rica.

Afterward, she went on to meet with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. She was accompanied by Costa Rica's ambassador to the Holy See, Fernando Sánchez.


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