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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's Catechesis focuses on first part of Creed: 'I believe in God'

2013-01-23

"Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our catechesis for this Year of Faith, we now turn to the Creed, the solemn profession of our faith as Christians.  At the beginning of the Creed, we say “I believe in God”.  Faith is our response to the God who first speaks to us, makes himself known and calls us to enter into communion with him.

We hear God speaking to us in the Scriptures, which recount the history of his revelation, culminating in the coming of his Son, Jesus Christ. 
A central figure in this history of revelation is Abraham, the father and model of all believers (cf. Rom 4:11-12).  Sustained by God’s blessing and trusting in his promises, Abraham set off into the unknown. 

Like Abraham, we too are called to let faith shape our thoughts and actions in accordance with God’s saving word, even when this runs contrary to the thinking and ways of this world.  With the eyes of faith, we discern God’s presence and his promise of eternal life beyond the realities of this present existence.  In opening ourselves to God’s blessing, we become in turn a blessing for others.

During this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I offer a warm welcome to the faculty and students of the Bossey Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies, with cordial good wishes for their studies.  I also greet the military chaplains from the United Kingdom recently returned from Afghanistan.  Upon all the English-speaking visitors present at today’s Audience, including the pilgrim and student groups from the United States, I invoke God’s blessings of joy and peace."