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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.

King of Lesotho gives Pope three African tapestries


The king of Lesotho, Letsie III is the first African monarch to visit Pope Francis. He was welcomed to the Vatican, along with his wife, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso. 

During their brief meeting, they talked about the importance of religious freedom. They also discussed issues like education and health care

As a gift, the king gave the Pope three tapestries from his land. 

-"They are from Lesotho. I hope you can find a suitable place in the Vatican.” 
-"Yes, they will have a good place here.” 

Pope Francis gave the royal couple rosaries and a medal from his pontificate. As usual, he asked for their prayers.