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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.

Pope Francis reaches six million followers on Twitter

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On March 13, Pope Francis took over the papal account, and since then, the number of followers swelled to over six million.

The Pope has in all nine accounts, in various languages. The largest is the English-language account with 2,437,262 followers, followed by Spanish, which has seen the largest increase since Pope Francis' election, and could even surpass English. As of Monday afternoon, it had 2,155,737 followers.

The third largest account in in Italian, with 676,057 followers. It is followed by Portuguese with 278,780; French with 128,872; German with 99,718; Latin with 87,452; Polish with 80,812; and Arab with 55,437 followers.

Each week, since his election, Pope Francis has added on average about 60,000 followers. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the acceptance of the Latin account, which has been active since January 20 and has already surpassed two other widely used languages.


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