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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: What's the role of ecumenism in the New Evangelization?


“As you know the Council Fathers tried to emphasize the close link between the task of evangelizing and overcoming the divisions among Christians.”

When it comes to ecumenical dialogue,  the Pope said the crisis of faith seen in many countries,  cannot be ignored. He said spiritual poverty is also a challenge.

He then added that division, goes against the will of Jesus, who repeatedly prayed for unity, even among his own disciples.

The pope said the Year of Faith should mark a breakthrough in ecumenism. He called on them to seek unity, but also to remember that such a great task, cannot be achieved without the help of a higher power.