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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 Ravasi to Pope: Your prayers will be like Moises' atop the mountain to support Israel


During the first day of the retreat, Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi delivered his first of many talks, where he cited Moses during this period of transition for the Church.

Ravasi quoted the Old Testament, saying Benedict's future role as former Pope, and his prayers for the Church, will be similar to Moses' prayers atop a mountain, in helping the people of Israel in their struggle against Amalek.

The spiritual exercises will continue daily, at the Redemptoris Mater Chapel, until Saturday morning.