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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.

Check out the Pope's Schedule for the month of June

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The Pope will have a busy schedule in the month of June, starting from day one. He's planning on meeting more than 50,000 members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement on June 1st,  in Rome's Olympic Stadium. 

On Saturday 7th, he will meet with Mexico's president in the Vatican. That same afternoon he will greet a group of athletes. 

On Sunday 8th, the Pope will celebrate Pentecost Mass, to mark the end of Easter season. 

That same day, in the afternoon, the Pope will welcome the President of Israel and the President of Palestine, who upon the Pope's invitation,  accepted to meet at the Vatican to pray for peace. 

It doesn't stop there. On Thursday 12th, the Pope will lead a consistory where he will set a date for coming canonizations. 

On Monday 16th, the Pope will attend an ecumenical prayer ceremony with the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Vatican's Redemptoris Mater Chapel. 

The next big celebration will be the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. On Thursday 19th, he will celebrate Mass in St. John Lateran. He will then lead a procession through the streets of Rome to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. 


Two days later, on Saturday 21st, the Pope will go to Italy's southern region of Calabria, where he will visit the Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio. 


On Friday 27th, day of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the Pope will visit the Policlinico Gemelli hospital, where he will celebrate Mass. 


Sunday 29th is the Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul. To mark the occasion, the Pope will celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, where he will give the pallium to archbishops who were appointed to their new posts over the last year. 



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