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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 renews calls for peace in Syria during Angelus

2013-09-30

Sundays Angelus marked the end of the Mass with catechists from around the world at St. Peters Square. But in addition to the thousands of catechists, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X was also in attendance.  

The Patriarch and the Pope had met for the first time on Friday, when they prayed for ecumenism and Syria. The topic came up once again on Sunday.

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"A special greeting to my brother, His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. His presence invites us to pray once again for peace in Syria and the Middle East.”

The Pope also sent a special greetings to Catholics in Croatia. Over the weekend, local Church leaders beatified Miroslav Bulei, a diocesan priest martyred in 1947 for speaking out against the Communist government.


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