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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: Prisons shouldn't just be about punishment, but also about education and rehabilitation

2012-11-22

The Pope said that a prison sentence, shouldn't just be about punishment. It should also be a  time for rehabilitation.

BENEDICT XVI
"The prisoner’s personal need to undergo in prison a process of rehabilitation and maturation is actually a need of society itself, both because it stands to regain someone who can make a useful contribution to the common good, and also because such a process makes the prisoner less likely to re-offend and thus endanger society.”

Italian Justice Minister Paola Severino, greeted the Pope on behalf of the group. She said that Christian symbols found inside prisons, actually help the inmates.

PAOLA SEVERINO
Minister of Justice (Italy)
"Amid an empty cell, an altar or a crucifix, can create a sense of peace.”

Before leaving, the Pope asked the directors to care for the prisoners and also to allow religious activities in prison.


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