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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.

Human Rights Watch releases Boko Haram death toll in 2014

2014-07-21

The death toll caused by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria surpassed 2,000 people so far in 2014.

International NGO, Human Rights Watch, released a report documenting more than 100 attacks, which claimed 2,053 civilian lives, in the first half of this year alone.

The state of Borno, in the country's northeast, bore the brunt of the violence, with 1,446 deaths. Human Rights Watch also pointed out that the April kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls wasn't the only attack against minors in the country. In February, Boko Haram burned down a school in Buni Yadi, also in the northeast, with 59 students inside.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian army announced that they captured a high-ranking leaders of Boko Haram. They blame Mohammed Zakari for attack in the Kaigamari region, which claimed the lives of seven civilians, including women and children.


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