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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 Swiss Bishops: Make sure the Church doesn't become an NGO

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After his intense trip to Turkey, Pope Francis is now back to his usual schedule. On Monday morning he met with Swiss Bishops in the Vatican. As he greeted them, the Pope said a few words in German. 

After a brief meeting, Pope Francis gave them  a written statement. In it he asked them to make sure the Church stays loyal to Herself and doesn't become an NGO, adding that the Church cannot set evangelization aside.

In the document, the Pope also explained that without a living faith in Christ, churches and monasteries may end up being museums.

Lastly, he encouraged them to reach out to all people, and highlighted that they have to look after the priests in their dioceses.


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