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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 writes letter to Venezuelan government and opposition

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Clashes between protesters and security forces killed 41 people in the streets of Venezuela. Now, for the first time since the protests began, government and opposition sat down for talks.

Pope Francis sent a message asking them to embrace mutual respect, patience and the courage to achieve peace. He called on them to overcome their differences with "the heroism of forgiveness,” and urges them be courageous "for the sake of their people and the future of their children.”

In a separate letter, the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said he's hopeful peace will come soon. The former apostolic nuncio to Venezuela wrote that "my heart is still with you,” and added that the peace process is "a good opportunity that cannot be wasted.” 

Cardinal Parolin also renewed his willingness to mediate between both sides.



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