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March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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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's Marian Day Mass: Families need to learn how to say 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry'

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More than 100,000 pilgrims filled St. Peter Square on Sunday as the Pope entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Reflecting on the faith of Our Lady, the Pope urged Christians to reject the short-term culture that has taken over marriage and faith.     


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"Am I a part-time Christian or am I a Christian full-time? The culture of the ephemeral, the relative, also affects the way we live our faith. Think of all the times when we were excited about something, a project or task, but afterward, at the first sign of difficulty, we throw in the towel. Sadly, this also happens in the case of life long decisions, like as marriage.” 

The Pope highlighted that actually staying true to one's decisions is about renewing the commitment every single day. He then added that showing gratitude is a big part of it. 

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 "How often do we say 'thank you' to one another in our families? These are essential words for our daily life: "Sorry,” "excuse me,” "thank you.” If families can say these three things, they will be just fine.” 

At the end of the Mass, Pope Francis prayed before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, who was flown into Rome from Portugal. He asked Her to look after the Church and especially for those who are suffering

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"Teach us to show your same love and preference for the weak and the poor, the marginalized and the suffering, for sinners and those whose hearts are lost.” 

This Mass concluded the Vatican's Marian Day celebrations, one of the major events organized to celebrate the Year of Faith. 


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