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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 Mauro Piacenza, efficient communicator and Roman Curia veteran

2013-03-03

CARD. MAURO PIACENZA
Prefect, Congregation for the Clergy

"I had a type of flash, where I thought about the meaning of my life and what I wanted to do with it. I asked myself 'What could I do that could make me feel complete?' Maybe if I didn't have a vocation, I would have thought of starting a family, but since I was focused on God, I followed my priestly vocation.”

In 2009, he was a key player in the so called 'Year of the Priest' which was launched by Benedict XVI, who is also the Pope who made him cardinal.

His managing skills have earned him a good reputation these last few years. Some have considered him a qualified candidate to lead the Vatican's Secretariat of State.


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