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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.

Austrian president gives Pope Francis a CD of Mozart's music

2014-11-13

Pope Francis met with the President of the Republic of Austria, Heinz Fischer, at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. 

It was a cordial meeting in which they discussed several topics including religious freedom, human rights and interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Heinz Fischer introduced the Pope to his wife Margit and various members of his government. He then gave the Pope an art piece of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna as well as a CD of music from Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

For his part, the Pope gave him a medal commemorating the second year of his pontificate. He also gave him a copy of his apostolic exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium”. The President asked the Pope to sign the copy for him. 

This is the first meeting between the current president of Austria and Pope Francis.


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