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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.

Vatican: AIDS medication should be provided for free

2012-06-22

He said an entire generation cannot be lost to the AIDS epidemic. He then added that the Church will continue its work in providing education, food, medicine and care to HIV/AIDS patients. He also said the Church is committed to education, as a way to stop the spread of this disease, particularly in Africa.

The Pope has visited Africa twice. First in 2009 and then in November 2011. Despite its challenges, the Pope described Africa as the continent of hope.  

In 2004, Blessed John Paul II created the “Good Samaritan” Foundation, which is managed by the Pontifical Council for Health and Pastoral Care. The Council manages donations to help patients who need it the most.

Cardinal Bertone also highlighted that almost 30 percent of HIV/AIDS care centers, throughout the world, are managed by the Catholic Church.

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