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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 opens Augustinians' Chapter General with Mass at St. Augustine Basilica in Rome


Pope Francis celebrated the Mass that kicked off thestart of Chapter General for the Order of St. Augustine, who will elect their prior general for the next six years, and set the agenda for Augustinians in that time.   

The Pope arrived by car to the Basilica of St. Augustine at Campo di Marzio, located at the heart of Rome, near Piazza Navonna. His visit echoes the also historical visit he made several weeks ago to the Church of Jesus, to celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius. This time around, the celebration honors St. Augustine, and Pope Francis joins the Augustinians.