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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.

New apps aimed to help parents to choose the name of their children


The first app is called Saint Names for Your Baby. Soon-to-be parents can browse through more than 1000 names of Catholic saints. The app provides biographic information on each saint, as well as their patronage and feast day.

Along those same lines, a second app titled Patron Saints allows any person to look up the story of each saint.

Lastly, the Confirmation Names app is targeted towards youth in undergoing the process of confirmation. During the process, each youth is asked to choose a saint as a role model.