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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 set to ordain 13 men as deacons during ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica


On Sunday, May 11, Pope Francis will preside over the ceremony to ordain 13 priests as deacons. The celebration will take place at 9:30 a.m., at St. Peter's Basilica. 

The new deacons come from several countries, including Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Vietnam and Pakistan. The priests are between 27 and 42 years old.

The ordination ceremony has become a part of tradition at the Vatican. It started with John Paul II in 1993, and takes place each year, on the fourth Sunday of Easter, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.