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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.

Pope to Cloistered Nuns: God's will is part of a higher law

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Pope Francis left the Vatican for a few hours to pray the Vespers at the Camaldolese Monastery of Sant’Antonio. His visit on November 21st, marks the so called, Pro Orantibus Day, which is meant to honor 'Those Who Pray.'  The Pope described the Virgin Mary as the 'mother of hope' who filled the tomb of Jesus with light. Reflecting on this example, he asked the nuns a very direct question. 

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"The only light in Jesus' tomb was the hope of a mother and at that very moment, Her hope was the hope of all humanity. I ask myself and I ask all of you: Which monasteries have the light of hope on? Are monasteries waiting for 'God's tomorrow'?”

The Pope also explained that Mary understood that the will of God outlines a higher law. He also reflected on Our Lady's unconditional love and trust, describing Her as a role model for all Christians. 

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"We owe quite a lot to Our Lady. She is constantly present throughout the history of Salvation. In Her we see a powerful testimony of hope. She is the Mother of a hope that lifts us in moments of darkness.” 

After praying the Vespers, the Pope joined the cloistered nuns in Eucharistic Adoration. His visit to the monastery marks the closing days of the 'Year of Faith,' which will officially conclude on Sunday November 24th. 


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