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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 Francis: Parents have a right to teach their children according to their beliefs

2014-10-03

Pope Francis met with representatives of the 33 episcopal conferences of Europe. They met in Rome to prepare for the Synod on the family. 

CARD. PÉTER ERDÖ
President, Council of European Episcopal Conferences
"We are here to meet with Your Holiness. We have come from the whole European continent. From the North Sea to the Mediterranean. From the Atlantic to the Urals and beyond.”

Pope Francis told them that it is important that "pastors and families work together” to find ways for the parish to convert into a "family of families.”

He also emphasized that this collaboration should extend to "the field of education.” Parishes, he said, should, "support parents” in the work of educating their children. "Parents”, he continued, "are the first teachers of their children” and, as such, "have the right to educate their children according to their religious and moral convictions.”

The theme of the assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences is "Family and the future of Europe.” The members of the council will meet until October 4th. 


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