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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.

Colombia's new ambassador discusses country's peace process with Pope


Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See

"What struck me the most was the moving way in which he asked me to tell president Juan Manuel Santos, that he is sincerely interested in Colombia's peace talks. He said he hopes peace can become a reality for our country.”

Germán Cardona Gutiérrez also thanked the Pope for recently appointing a new Colombian cardinal. The future cardinal Rubén Salazar, also serves as the President of Colombia's Episcopal Conference.

Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See

"It's a big responsibility because with a new cardinal, we could also have the opportunity to build and improve our relationship with the Catholic Church.”

Among those possibilities is an invitation Colombian bishops offered to Benedict XVI back in June, when they asked him to visit Colombia.

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