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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 George Pell: “We've chosen a good Pope”

2013-03-21

In only five voting rounds, they chose a new Pope, Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis. He says he met all the expectations they had addressed during the general congregation meetings.

CARD. GEORGE PELL
Archbishop of Sydney (Australia)

"We were looking for a man of genuine piety, of deep faith, with a clear sound line of doctrine, an affirmative, positive approach to the teaching on faith and morals. We were looking for a man, as the Italians say, 'uomo di governo,' a man with long history running a big diocese and a man who is capable of making decisions and hard decisions.”

The new Pope and Cardinal George Pell met nearly 15 years ago, and have worked together on several Vatican commissions. During their first greeting at the Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Pell swore him in complete loyalty.


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