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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.

Bringing ethics back into the banking system

2012-06-22

He started off the discussion along with representatives from major Italian banks, where the main topic was how to combine business with ethics, morality and transparency.

FRANCESCO DE PASQUALE
Director, Holy See's Financial Information Authority

"The rules and standards of banks are not static. They are dynamic and they can have a spiritual dimension.”

In light of the economic crisis, references were made to Benedict XVI's encyclical 'Caritas in Veritate'. In it, the Pope calls for ethical standards in the financial sector, so as to not betray investors in the process. Here speakers talked about how to actually put these ideas in motion.


The forum was organized by 'Gli Eventi di Elea', which translates to 'Events of Elea'. For years now, it has brought together high ranking people to discuss how the teachings of Benedict XVI can apply to international economics and politics.


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