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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.

The President of Senegal meets with Pope Francis

2014-11-18

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican

During the meeting they discussed the contribution of the Church in education, healthcare and its involvement in national reconciliation. Macky Sall has lead since 2012, after tense elections. 

Among the issues they discussed was the current crisis in the region. Senegal is one of the poorest countries on the planet. According to the UN, it is in the 163rd place out of 187 countries in development. 

The Pope gave him a medallion commemorating his pontificate while the president gave him a painting depicting the local landscape. 

During the meeting, the Pope said several words in French although he was assisted by an interpreter. 

Macky Sall is also president of a country in which 94% of the population is Muslim and only 5% is Christian. 


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