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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 on immigrants: For Christians, “no one is a stranger”


The Pope said that migrants do not pose a threat to society, but instead contribute to the countries that receive them. 

Speaking to participants of the World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, the Pope stressed that all people have a right to improve their lives. For this reason, he said immigration is a doorway to hope for many people who lack opportunities in their country of origin. 

"Above all in areas of the world in difficulty, where the lack of work prevents individuals and their families from achieving a dignified life, there is a strong drive to seek a better future wherever that may be, even at the risk of disappointment and failure. This is caused in great part by the economic crisis.”

Pope Francis said that for the Church "no one is a stranger”. He explained that people's dignity does not hinge on their religion, ethnicity, or their productive capacity. 

Concluding his address, the Pope said that migrants are "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses.”