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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 hires American journalist as its new communications adviser

2012-06-25

The last lay person to be hired to a senior communication position was Joaquin Navarro-Valls, a Spanish journalist who was hired under John Paul II.

Burke, who is originally from St. Louis Missouri will directly report to Archbishop Angelo Becciu, who serves as the deputy secretary of state, and is the third ranking person in the Vatican.

Burke will be an adviser on several different levels, including the Holy See's Press Office and the Vatican's Secretariat of State. But Father Federico Lombardi will continue to be the Vatican's spokesperson.


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