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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.

Find out what inspired St. Camillus to start his religious Order

2014-07-19

To mark 400 years since the passing of St. Camillus, during the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis said a few words to honor the man who founded the Order.  

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"I invite the Camillian family, as we celebrate this jubilee year, to be a sign of the Lord, who just like the Good Samaritan, leans over the wounds of the body and spirit. Pouring the oil of consolation and the wine of hope over them.” 

As a young adult, Camillus de Lellis loved to gamble and do everything in excess. But that all changed when he was hospitalized with a serious leg injury. He noticed patients weren't treated well. This inspired him to leave his old life behind. Focusing instead, on helping the sick. He eventually founded the Camillian Order

Now, its members have a presence in over 40 countries, helping patients in hospitals and clinics all over the world.  

To celebrate his life and commemorate 400 since his passing, the site where the Saint lived his last days, will be open to the public during the month of July. The so called Il Cubiculum, is the nursing home of Magdalena, where the founder of the Order died. Even his heart is preserved here, as a relic. 

In that very site where he spent his last days, there's also a letter he personally wrote on display, just a few days before passing away. 

To mark this key anniversary and to honor his work in helping the poor and abandoned, a prayer vigil was held on July 14th at 9.30pm...the very day and hour he died 400 years ago. 


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