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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.

Pope sends Cardinal Robert Sarah to Lebanon to help Syrian refugees

2012-11-07

During the general audience, Benedict XVI announced that instead, he sent Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' as his representative.

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"From now until November 10th, he will be in Lebanon to meet with Pastors and faithful of the Church that have a presence in Syria. He will visit refugees from that country and will chair the coordination meeting of Catholic charitable institutions to which the Holy See has called for a special aid of the Syrian population inside and outside the country.”

The Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' is the Vatican's department that's in charge of the charity. On this visit to Lebanon, Cardinal Sarah has brought a donation of one million dollars to help rebuild the country and help the victims.


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