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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: Pope's butler may get a temporary release

2012-05-30

Benedict XVI
"Here has been increasing conjecture, amplified by the communications media, which is entirely gratuitous, goes beyond the facts and presents a completely unrealistic image of the Holy See.”

There has also been different reactions by those inside the Vatican. The Deputy Secretary of State, or the 'Vatican's number three', Monsignor Angelo Becciu, gave an interview to the newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. While the Vatican spokesman said the sentence was emphatic. 

Fr. Federico Lombardi
Vatican Spokesman
"In the interview, the Deputy Secretary of State made a very strong condemnation with decisive words like that I use with you. He spoke about the gravity of charges and condemned the acts. He rejects the idea that this comes from a positive desire for purification.”

The Vatican continues to give updates on the pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele and the status of his arrest for possession of confidential documents. Lombardi says a formal interrogation is being prepared with Gabriele's two lawyers, which will likely begin next week. It's considered likely that his lawyers will ask for a temporary release.

Fr. Federico Lombardi
Vatican Spokesman
"For right now he's being held, pending the first interrogation. I wouldn't be surprised if after the lawyers made a presentation about it. As for how the judge will proceed after, we don't know.”

Spokesman Lombardi also noted that Paolo Gabriele's was willing to cooperate. For now, they're continuing to analyze the documents found at Gabrieles home before they begin the interrogation.


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