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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.

More than 2.3 million pilgrims visited the Pope at the Vatican in 2012

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The Prefecture of the Papal Household said that in the past 12 months, 2,351,200 pilgrims attended one of the Pope's events at the Vatican. The vast majority of them (1,256,000) took part in the Sunday Angelus at St. Peter's Square or Castel Gandolfo.

Meanwhile, 447,000 took part in Wednesday's general audience; while an estimated 146,800 participated in other types of audiences with the Pope. Another half million people attended one of the liturgy celebrations led by Benedict XVI.

Since 2005, an estimated total of 20,544,970 pilgrims have participated in such events with the Pope.


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