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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.

Vatican Secretary of State addresses UN Climate Summit

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With heads of state and representatives from around the world attending, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin addressed the United Nations' Climate Summit on Tuesday.

The summit seeks to promote action among UN member states to confront the rise in global warming and reduce carbon emissions. 

He emphasized that the world is a "part of one interdependent human family” and that nations have a moral imperative to address global warming. 

CARD. PIETRO PAROLIN
Vatican Secretary of State
"If we really wish to be effective, we must implement a collective response based on a culture of solidarity, encounter and dialogue which should be at the basis of normal interaction in which requires the full responsible cooperation of all, according their possibilities and circumstances.”

Cardinal Parolin stressed that it is useless to speak of reducing emissions if  people are not willing to change their lifestyle in, what he described as, "the dominant models of consumption.”

He also highlighted the efforts made by the Holy See and the Catholic Church in being more energy efficient. 

CARD. PIETRO PAROLIN
Vatican Secretary of State
"The Holy See attaches great importance to the need to promote education in environmental responsibility for an authentic human ecology. Many Catholic educational institutions, as well as Bishops’ Conferences, dioceses, parishes and Catholic inspired NGOs are engaged in this area”. 

Caring for creation is a subject that is close to Pope Francis. His upcoming encyclical will deal with ecology and protecting the environment.


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