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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.

"My pleasure.”

"Thank you.”

"My pleasure... It's been a privilege too.”

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas was welcomed to the Vatican by Pope Francis. The visit comes after Perry Gladstone Christie attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in Sri Lanka. 

During their brief meeting, both leaders discussed topics like immigration and how the Catholic Church can help the country with issues like health care and education

The prime minister's wife and entourage also attended the meeting. Even though an interpreter helped carry along their conversation, the Pope did practice a bit of English. 


"Thank you very much.” 

"Thank you very much.”

As a gift, the Prime Minister gave the Pope two books, one of art and another that commemorates the 40th anniversary of the islands independence from the UK. 

In return, Pope Francis gave him an etched religious image. 



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