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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.

UN issues “List of Shame” for groups that recruit and use children in armed conflicts


The 2011 report was released this week. It includes countries like Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Yemen and most recently Syria.

The report also lists armed groups in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Syria that have attacked, raided and even destroyed schools, while threatening teachers, students and even medical personnel who work in hospitals.

On a positive note, the countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka were taken off the list after undergoing changes to stop the recruitment of children in armed conflicts.