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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 Re turns 80, cardinal electors down to 106

2014-01-30

Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, turned 80 years old on Thursday, making him ineligible to vote in an eventual conclave.

 

For years, he served as Deputy Secretary of State, which is basically the number three post in the Curia. Working abroad, he served in Panama and Iran. He was also the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Council for Latin America.

 


During the last conclave, Cardinal Re, as the Vice-Dean, asked the new Pope what name he had chosen.

 

Currently the number of cardinal electors stands at 106. But on February 22nd, a consistory will take place, and Pope Francis will add another 16 cardinals to the list. At that point there will be 122 cardinals with the right to vote in a conclave.

 


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