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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 meets with the president of Uruguay in a friendly and fun encounter

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"This is so impressive, I feel overwhelmed.”

The meeting was longer than usual and lasted 45 minutes. According to the Vatican, various issues were addressed, such as "the integral development of persons, respect for human rights justice and social peace.”

The president also asked that the Church 'do everything possible so that the peace process in Colombia continues and comes to fruition'.

Mújica reminded the Pope that they shared a mutual friend, theologian and writer Alberto Methol Ferrè, who died in 2009. The Pope admitted the author's writing was thought provoking.

So, as a gift, the president gave the Pope a book authored by Ferre. Pope Francis presented Mújica with the final resolutions of the 2007 Latin American bishops conference in Aparecida, Brazil, and a lithograph.  

The fun continued when Pope Francis had a chance to meet with the president's staff.

The Pope described Mujica's visit as a meeting with "a wise man,”  and the president did not hide his emotions.

As usual, the delegation also met with the Secretary of State and the Vatican foreign minister.


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