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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.

Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passes away at 90

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Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy passed away on Monday June 2nd at the age of 90. He was the fourth Indian to be made a Cardinal and the first  from Asia to join the Roman Curia.

John Paul II made him a Cardinal back 1985. For many years, he served as Prefect for the Congregation for Oriental Churches and he also worked for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

With his death, the total number of Cardinals decreases to 214, but the number of papal electors remains at 118.  


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