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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 discusses youth unemployment, with the President of the European Commission

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Before the meeting, the Pope and president  Barroso joked about which language, either Spanish or Portuguese, they should speak. Pope Francis gave a witty reply. 

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"Let's say that Portuguese is some kind of poorly spoken Spanish!”

During their encounter, which lasted for about 15 minutes, Pope Francis and the President of the European Commission agreed upon the need to promote human rights and religious freedom. 

The Pope gave the president a Vatican Museums letter opener. In turn, Durao Barroso presented the Pope with a book about the foundation of the European Union. 


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