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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.

Jesuits present 2013 yearbook: their efforts keep nearly 24,000 African youths in school

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For many, findingKyrgyzstan in a world map is difficult, but not for  Jesuits. Theyve had a presence in this small Asian country  with a majorityMuslim population since the 1980s.

That information is found inside their 2013 Yearbook, which features a man from that country on the cover. The Yearbook explains the work that over 17,200 Jesuits carry out across the world. This year's highlights include their works in Asia, Africa and in ecumenism.

In Africa, for example, they've been around for over 400 years. They have 1,500 Jesuits on the continent who teach over 24,000 youths at their centers. There are many future projects underway, including new universities and the establishment of the Loyola high school in Malawi, where only three of out 10 young people have access to secondary education.

The Jesuit Refugee Service continues bringing hope to those who have lost everything in countries like Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, the Central African Republic and Chad. The African Jesuit AIDS Network, which recently reached its tenth year, provides important services to people infected by this virus.

The Yearbook also features the work Jesuits have developed in the area of ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. They actively participated at the Ecumenical Institute in Geneva, which is over 50 years old, along with 1,600 other people. And they strengthened dialogue with Jews, with Muslims in Indonesia, Hindus in India and Buddhists in China.

The Jesuits closed off their yearly report in September 2012. Very few could have imagined that just half a year later, for the first time in history, the world would have a Jesuit Pope.



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