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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

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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 to Thailand's Prime Minister: “Please, pray for me”


Pope Francis and Thailands Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, met at the Vatican. During their meeting they talked about the relationship between the Asian state and the Church, stressing that working together has proved extremely successful when it comes to the countrys education and social assistance programs.  

The Thai Prime Minister gave the Pope a set of fine-jewelled candle holders. Pope Francis gave her a pen that resembles the design of St. Peter's  altar columns. 

As they said farewell, the Pope said a few words in English, asking the prime minister for a favor. 

"Please, pray for me. God to bless you.”

After the meeting, the Thai delegation met with the Vatican's Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone.