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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 'shocked' by death of at least 231 inside Brazilian nightclub, offers condolences

2013-01-28

The Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sent a telegram on behalf of the Pope to Archbishop Helio Adelar Rubert, who leads the diocese in Santa Maria, the city where fire broke out early Sunday morning, killing at least 231 people.

In the telegram the Pope says he was "shocked by the tragic death of hundreds of young people.” It also states that Benedict XVI will pray for the healing of the wounded and for consolation for everyone affected.



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