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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: Watch out for fake Equestrian Orders

2012-10-17

On that list, are the Holy See's Equestrian Orders, which include the Supreme Order of Christ, the Order of the Golden Spur, the Pian Order, the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, and the Order of Pope Saint Sylvester. 

In addition, there are two other Orders that are recognized and supported by the Holy See. These include the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, whose Grand Master is Fra Matthew Festing and the Equestrian Order of the Holy See Sepulchre of Jerusalem, led by Grand Master Cardinal O'Brien.

The list was published to make clear that the Holy See does not recognize the documents, insignias, membership or even diplomas issued by other Orders, who claim to fall under the protection of the Vatican. It's also a way to prevent the inappropriate use of sacred places, like churches or chapels for "ceremonies of investiture.”


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