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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 electors down to 113 since start of Sede Vacante, election of Pope Francis

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The three cardinals are: German Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, who turned 80 on March 5; Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop emeritus of Turin, who turned 80 on March 18; and Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, who turned 80 on March 28.

Five other prelates will turn 80 by the end of 2013, three Europeans and two Latin Americans. According to Canon Law, only cardinals under 80 years old at the start of the papal vacancy can take part in the conclave. Last month 115 of them did so, while two others gave up their right to participate.


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