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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.

Shakespeare: Mankind as a work of art

2012-08-28

His characters may be complicated, but they've always shown a human dimension.  This very topic was discussed by Literature Professor, Alison Milbank and  Edoardo Rialti who works as the University of Assisi. During the Rimini  Meeting they read a specific portion of Hamlet, precisely to prove this point.

In that piece, the prince of Denmark recounts how before the eyes of man, mankind is a masterpiece, while in the eyes of God, they are merely dust. But what changes the playing field, says professor Rialti, is the fact that humans have an infinite connection with nature and the infinite.

That's what happens when we accept that  we are creatures that can truly have a relationship with the infinite. Shakespeare explains this in a unique way through his writings: In his comedies and  tragedies, people often make mistakes, but there is also the possibility of being forgiven and ultimately to lead a happy life. It's another way Shakespeare reminds us that mankind is truly a work of art.