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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.

Pope to pray for the victims of all wars in military cemetery

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On Saturday September 13, Pope Francis will travel to Fogliano Redipuglia, in northeastern Italy. The aim of this three-hour visit is to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

The Pope will take an 8 AM flight from Rome's Ciampino airport. At 9:15, he will pray alone in a cemetery where 14,000 Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed in the Great War are buried. He will also leave a bouquet of flowers at a monument dedicated to their memory. 

At 10 AM, he will celebrate Mass in the "Sacrario di Redipuglia". This monumental cemetery is the resting place of more than 100,000 Italian soldiers who died during the First World War. 

At the end of the Mass, Pope Francis will pray for the fallen and victims of all wars. He will also give a lantern to a group of bishops and military personnel. It will be lit for every commemoration of the First World War. Pope Francis will return to Rome at 12:50 PM.


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