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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 Robles Ortega, taking on drug trafficking without bodyguards

2013-03-09

He is a simple man, and very approachable. He enjoys sports, especially soccer, and enjoys having his own car. Despite speaking out publicly against drug trafficking and receiving several threats, he has refused bodyguards.

CARD. FRANCISCO ROBLES ORTEGA
Archbishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Archive October 10, 2008
"In situations like these, we cannot be held back by desperation or fear. First, we have to trust God, his providence.”

He started off as an altar boy at the church in his native Mascota. In 1976, he was ordained priest, and in 2007 Benedict XVI created him cardinal. He studied theology at Rome's Gregorian University, and his avid interest in literature led to a degree in humanities and philosophy. Since 2012, he serves as the president of Mexican Episcopal Conference.


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