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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 Francis welcomes Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche Foundation

2014-03-21

Pope Francis met with the founder of L'Arche foundation, Jean Venier. Since 1964, the movement has been defending the dignity of the disabled and promoting their integration in society.

 

 

The foundation has an international presence. So after speaking with its founder, the Pope also greeted directors who serve in different centers across the globe.

 

 

As a gift, the group gave the Pope a publication with the name 'Jesus' in different languages. As usual the Pope spoke volumes without saying a word.


The Pope also spoke to a young man with Down Syndrome on the very day when the world celebrates their achievements.


-Are you happy to be here with Pope Francis?


-Are you happy?


-Yes


-Give him a kiss on behalf of all of us.”

 

 

The foundation offers a series of services. Everything from housing to workshops for people with disabilities.

 

 
Fifty years after it was founded, it now has a 137 communities in 36 countries. Every day it fights against what Pope Francis has described as the 'throwaway culture' which rejects people with disabilities.

 

 


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