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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.

Vatileaks: The latest on the investigation

2012-05-28

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican's Spokesperson
"The notion that an Italian Cardinal is being investigated is completely false. I also categorically deny that a woman is being questioned in this case.”

The Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele who was arrested last week, has only been accused of stealing documents, not for releasing them to the public. If found guilty, the case would fall under aggravated robbery.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican's Spokesperson

"We are in the first step of the formal process. Paolo Gabriele has personally chosen two lawyers, who in turn have said that their client is willing to cooperate.”


One of the butler's lawyers released a letter, which states that Gabriele is open to collaborating with judges.

The butler was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, after Vatican police officers searched his apartment where he lived with his wife and three children. Inside that apartment, private documents were found. In fact some of those documents, coincide with those that were published.

Paolo Gabriele is being held in a prison cell next to the Vatican court.

The Vatican's spokesperson said that the Pope is saddened by scandal and investigation. Even so, he has followed through with his planned schedule.

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