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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.

Cardinal Ersilio Tonini passes away at 99

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Italian Cardinal  Ersilio Tonini has passed away at the age of 99, in the northern city  of Ravenna.  Born in 1914, he was the oldest member of the College of  Cardinals. 

In Italy he was known for being an on air personality, and host of a show 'The Ten Commandments.'


He was made a cardinal by John Paul II in1994, at the age of 80. Because of his age, he was never eligible to vote in a conclave.


With the death of Cardinal Tonini, the College of Cardinals stands at 202, 112 of whom are cardinal electors.


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