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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.

Bosch's "Seven Capital Sins" showcased in Rome for the first time


The sin of ´wrath´ for example, is represented by a sword. Gluttony is seen as two people, who seem to be full, yet still hover over a table. Then, there´s a character who is too lazy to get up, representing sloth of course. In a unique way, this painting shows all these temptations, in one painting. 
“The color is striking as well as the distortion of the landscape. I find the piece to be very modern,  and to a certain point the characters are even comical. It represents all the vices human are tempted with, but it also shows the positive side of human nature.”

“What I like the most about Bosch is his allegory.”

“I like the image of the old woman who is starring at the mirror. It represents a type of vanity because time simply passes. But it also has a humorous touch because the woman who just stares at the mirror isn´t very beautiful to begin with.”

Bosch was definitely an expert in his field and younger generations took notice. His students made this oil painting titled ´The Charlatan´or swindler. 

It shows how a man is fooled by a swindler. While he´s distracted as a pickpocket takes his money. People take notice, but don´t say anything. Once again through these paintings, sin and human tendency is showcased through art. 

OFL @odelafu -KLH