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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.

The Cenacle, where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper

2014-05-25

The Cenacle is where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper, and where the Apostles gathered on the Pentecost. It's in Jerusalem, and though the actual building is not from the time of Jesus, the location is the same one. According to Jewish tradition, King David is also buried there.

Thousands of people make pilgrimages there every year, but it's not a church, nor does it belong to Christians.

In 1523, the Otoman Empire expelled from it the Franciscan community, which had founded there its first convent in the Holy Land, two centuries before.

Since the creation of the State of Israel, the Cenacle is property of the government and is open to the public.

Mass can only be celebrated during very special occasions, like the visit of John Paul II to the Holy Land in 2000.

Following his example, Pope Francis will also presided a Mass there on Monday May 26, 2014.

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