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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.

Celebrating 110 birthday of Raoul Follereau, dedicated life to helping lepers

2013-08-17

On Saturday, August 17th, communities worldwide will celebrate the 110th birthday of late Frenchman Raoul Follereau, a man that dedicated his life to helping the sick, but especially those diagnosed with leprosy.   


Follereau was a journalist in pre-WWII France. While on an African safari, he discovered the plight many lepers faced. Upon his return to Europe he began his campaign to help them. 

Among his achievements is a foundation dedicated to helping people with leprosy around the world. He also lobbied intensely for greater help for these communities. His campaigning was vital in establishing a World Day for Leprosy at the United Nations

To mark his 110th birthday, the Vatican will issue special stamps in his honor, which will be available in November. In addition, his foundation has begun a movement to start his canonization process. 


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