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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.

Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes turns 80, bringing number of cardinal electors to 114

2014-09-05

German Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes turned 80 years old today, reducing the number of cardinal electors to 114.

The cardinal is the president emeritus of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum” 

He was created a cardinal by Benedict XVI on November 24, 2007 and participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis.

The Pope recently named Cardinal Cordes as his special envoy for the 450th anniversary of the founding of the Willibaldinum Seminary in Eichstätt, Germany this October. 

Cardinal Cordes will now pass to the group of cardinals non electors, who are 96 for a total of 210 in the College of Cardinals. 


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