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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 speaks on upcoming visit to Turkey with new ambassador from Ankara

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The Pope met with the new ambassador of Turkey to the Holy See, Mehmet Paçaci who conveyed the president's greetings. 

"From the Turkish president, his Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan”

During the private meeting, they spoke on the Pope's upcoming visit to Turkey, which takes place from November 28-30.

After presenting his delegation, the Turkish ambassador, who is Muslim, presented his wife and son. 

They gave Pope Francis a painting with inscriptions and various Muslim texts on love. 

The Pope thanked him for his visit, especially for one particular detail.

"Everytime you wish to come, know that you are at home. I am grateful for the pleasure of meeting your family, that says good things about you.”

Pope Francis will be the fourth Pontiff to visit Turkey, a country where 99% of the population is Muslim. 


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