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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 to FAO staff: We may be facing a war for water

2014-11-20

Pope Francis held a brief meeting with the employees of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Rome. He thanked them for their silent fight against hunger and their promotion of good nutrition and agriculture in the world. He asked them to remember that each one of their decisions influence the life of individuals.

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"I know you have a spirit of solidarity and  understanding towards everybody. I know that you go beyond all the paperwork and see behind each practice the sad faces and hard situations of those who suffer from famine and thirst. Water is not free, as we usually think. It will be a huge problem that could lead us to another war.”

More than tackling a social issue, the Pope told them, the FAO's work is all about respecting the dignity of the people.

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"These people are just asking for dignity. They beg us for dignity, not for alms. And this is your job. To help them embrace their dignity.”

A huge applause welcomed his words. The Pope was also greeted with several cheers', a treat uncommon in official visits to the UN.


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