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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.

Card. Monsengwo Pasinya: The 'human rights warrior' in the Pope's G8 Commission

2013-09-28

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya will turn 74 years old on October 7. The Pope chose him as Africa's delegate to the commission of eight Cardinals that will advise him on reform of the Curia and governance of the Church. 

Cardinal Monsengwo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1939. He belongs to the Basakata royal family, and his second name means "grandson of a tribal chief.”

He is well known within the Church in Africa for promoting human rights, during the dictatorship of Mobuto Sese Seko.

The Cardinal presided the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, as well as Pax Christi International, a catholic movement that promotes peace in conflict zones.

Since 2007, he has served as the archbishop of Kinshasa, and in 2010 he was made a Cardinal. In 2012, the Congolese prelate led the spiritual exercises for Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia. He also took part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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