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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.

Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo turns 80, cardinal electors down to 109

2013-10-19

The Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador de Bahia, Cardinal Geraldo Agnelo, will turn 80 years old on October 19. He will becomeineligible to vote in a future conclave, bringing down the number of papal electors to 109.   

The Brazilian prelate has served as vice president for CELAM, the Latin American bishops' group. John Paul II made him cardinal in 2001, and he holds very dear memories of the late Pope.

CARD. GERALDO AGNELO
Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)
January 31, 2011
"During his last few years, when I would visit him, I wouldn't ask him anything. I didn't want him to answer anything because it was hard for him to speak. I would tell him things without expecting an response.”

Cardinal Agnelo took part in the conclaves that elected Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.


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