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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.

India's tallest statue of Jesus attracts pilgrims of different faiths


Hindus call it Dayasagar, which means Sea of Mercy. The rest of the world knows it as India's tallest statue of Jesus. It's located in the city of Sagar, in central India.   

To idea to build the monument came from Bishop Anthony Chirayath, as a way to pay homage to the Divine Mercy. 

Actually building the structure took about three years. It's over 42 feet high and its base is made out of cement, precisely to endure any earthquakes or cyclones that may hit the region. 

The statue was blessed by Cardinal George Alencherry, from the Syro-Malabar Church. Twenty other bishops and thousands of pilgrims were also present during the historic blessing. 

So far, the statue has not only appealed to Catholics, but also non-Catholics who visit the sanctuary to meditate, pray and ask for spiritual guidancefor them and their families.