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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.

Cardinal Jozef Glemp dies, number of cardinals drops to 210

2013-01-24

John Paul II, the first Polish Pope, made Glemp a cardinal back in 1981. Over the years, he was known for leading the fight against the country's communist government. He played a critical role in this fight, until he became ill in 2004.

With Glemp's death, the number of cardinals drops to 210. The number of cardinal electors, meaning those who are younger than 80 and can vote during a conclave is 119. The number of non cardinal electors is 91.



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