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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.

Benedict XVI asks new bishops to be example of trust in God

2012-09-20

BENEDICT XVI
“Jesus wished to entrust the mission to proclaim the Gospel especially to pastors, who must collaborate among themselves and with the successor of Peter to carry it to everyone. This is particularly urgent in our time that calls us to be bold in inviting people from all walks of life to encounter Christ and to solidify the faith.”

Benedict XVI noted that now bishops must have an even stronger commitment to the New Evangelization.

To coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council in October, the Pope reminded of the intention by John XXIII to call this new council: that faith meets the challenges for the people of today.

BENEDICT XVI
“Evangelization is not a job of some specialists, but of all the people of God, under the guidance of the pastors. Each of the faithful, in communion with the Church, must feel responsible to proclaim and witness the Gospel.”

In their meeting, the pope reminded the new prelates that they must help provide a stronger faith to the people from their local churches. He then asked them to be an example of trust in God in their new dioceses.


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