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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 meets with disabled youths during his first visit to Assisi

2013-10-04

The Pope started off his 12 hour visit to the town of Assisi, by meeting with children and youths with severe physical disabilities. During the 45 minute gathering the Pope made it a point to personally greet the sick and their families.    

From the blind to the deaf, Pope Francis blessed and smiled at the group, which receives assistance from the Church run 'Serafico Institute.'

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"On the altar we worship the Flesh of Jesus. In the sick we see the wounds of Jesus. We find Jesus hidden in the Eucharist. Jesus can be found through your wounds. He needs to be listened to.”

Caring for the needy has been a hallmark message of Pope Francis. It's something he describes as a test of humanity and also a civil concern. That's why he called on social and political institutions to join forces to help those in need.

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"We need to say: These wounds cannot be ignored.”

The Pope's visit on the Feast day of St. Francis is very symbolic. Among his acts of humility and charity, St. Francis is remembered for caring for a leper he saw out on the street. Instead of ignoring him, he decided to kiss the ill person and offer care. It was an act of humility that not only changed the life of the Saint but that of the Catholic Church.


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