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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.

Benedict XVI: What can parents learn from God, 'the Father'

2013-01-30

The Pope said that despite the crisis of fatherhood and parental absence that's seen in many societies, the Gospel uses the term to describe God, the Father as infinitely faithful and forgiving.

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"Jesus reveals God as a merciful Father who
never abandons his children and whose loving concern for us embraces even the Cross.”


The Pope explained that the love God, the Father has for His children, goes beyond people's understanding of power, since His 'might' is seen through his love and forgiveness.  

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"His might is that of a patient love expressed in the ultimate victory of goodness over evil, life over death, and freedom over the bondage of sin.”

Among those attending the weekly general audience, was a group from the Italian region of Basilicata, which actually gave the Vatican a Nativity Scene this Christmas. The Pope thanked them for the gift, which has since been enjoyed by thousands from all over the world.


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