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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.

June 2012: Benedict XVI meets with thousands of families in Milan

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BENEDICT XVI
"At home it was important, of course, when we ate together. And then we sang a lot, my brother is a great musician, he has done compositions since childhood for all of us, and the entire family would sing together. My father played the harp and sang, they are unforgettable moments."

For another year, following the tradition of John Paul II, the Pope led the Corpus Christi Procession through the streets of Rome, between the basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major.

The Vatican hired at the end of the month American journalist Greg Burke as a media adviser. With this addition, the Secretariat of State reinforced its communication strategy, a topic that had come under scrutiny in recent months in regards to the Vatileaks scandal.

After the strong earthquake that damaged the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, the Pope showed his support for the victims by traveling to the region and meeting in person with those affected.

BENEDICT XVI

“At this moment, I hope that each one of you, can feel the Pope close to your heart. Not only to comfort you,  but mainly to encourage and support you.”

During the month of June, the Pope also received a few unusual gifts, such as this small electric car.


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