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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.

Soon-to-be-Blessed Paul VI was elected Pope exactly 51 years ago

2014-06-21

On June 21, 1963, cardinals elected Giovanni Battista Montini, making Paul VI, the 262nd Pope in history.

His first decision was to continue the Second Vatican Council his predecessor John XXIII. 

In his 15-year pontificate, he reformed the Curia. He created a secretariat for non-Christians, a Synod of Bishops, and the prefecture for the economic affairs of the Holy See. 

Paul VI wrote seven encyclicals, and was the first Pope to leave the Vatican and travel around the world. In all, he made nine trips outside Italy. The last one took place in 1970, when he visited the Far East and Oceania.


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