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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.

Argentina's President talks to press about her meeting with Pope Francis


Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"He was very sure of himself, he was at peace and very calm.”

Interestingly, before becoming Pope, Bergoglio actually clashed with the current president on social matters and laws that were implemented in the country. According to published reports, back then their differences even drove Kirchner to describe him as the leader of the 'opposition.' 

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"I think he will be committed to change things, which he knows need to change. I think it's a change we are seeing with different gestures, attitudes and I'm sure eventually we'll see changes in politics.”

But Pope Francis seems to be following his previous stance, since as a gift, he gave the president a copy of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The president also invited Pope Francis to Argentina, since in July he will be visiting neighboring Brazil, to lead World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.