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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.

Massive Crowds greet Pope Francis as he leaves Rio's Cathedral


After celebrating Mass with bishops, priests and seminarians in Rios Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, the Pope stopped to greet the thousands of people who gathered around him. As usual, he took the time to personally speak to some of them.

Outside the cathedral, a red carpet was prepared for the Pope, as he was saluted by guards. Then, on his popemobile, the Pontiff made his way to his next appointment at Rio's Municipal Theater. Along the way, he was followed by great crowds, and often stopped to personally bless some children.  

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