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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 to Ambassadors: It's absurd to promote peace, and the sale of weapons

2014-05-15

The Pope welcomed seven new ambassadors to the Holy See at the Vatican.  The ambassadors are from Switzerland, Liberia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Jamaica, South Africa and India.

The Pope said that before peace talks are considered, the sale of weapons must stop

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"It would be absurd to engage in peace talks and negotiations, but then, at the same time promote or allow weapons trade.”

He then said, he's concerned about the situation of refugees, adding that human rights cannot just be talked about, but defended. 

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"We could also say that it's somewhat cynical to talk about human rights, but then at the same time ignore the men and women who are forced to leave their country and who die along the journey. Or those who are not welcomed by the international community.” 

The Pope then added that wars and conflicts are often tied to forced migration, adding one should not limit their actions to emergency responses. 


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