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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.

Vatican calls for urgent action to protect and assist refugees

2013-06-06

KATRINE CAMILLERI
Vice-Director, Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta)
"On the one hand it make a very clear statement about the need to protect the dignity of the refugees, so it looks at our role like as organizations and as individuals working for refugees. So, looking at people like individuals with rights non just as numbers, but individuals who need to be welcomed and cared for and respected.”

The document was released by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'. This document complements the previous one which was released in 1992. Given the fact that migration has changed, this latest version now updates the last.

The Pope has been quite vocal about the need to help refugees during these challenging times. Now the Holy See is extending that call to all Christians so that the human dignity of the displaced and the refugees is respected in their country of origin and in their newly adopted countries.


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