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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 meets with Jonathan Goodluck, president of Nigeria

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Pope Francis welcomed Jonathan Goodluck, the president of Nigeria. The meeting was short, just 11 minutes, but warm. Goodluck thank the Pope for the Church's contributions to the country, especially in health care and education.

The two leaders also talked about religious freedom, and they condemned all forms of violence. The two also spoke about their desire for a return to peaceful coexistence in the country.

For over two years, Nigeria has been under constant attack from Boko Haram, a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda. They seek to impose Shar'ia Law in the northern half of the African country. Their attacks have claimed the lives of thousands of Christians and Muslims alike.

As a gift, the Nigerian president gave the Pope an embroidered cloth, meanwhile Pope Francis gave him a bronze medallion.


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