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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.

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mejia passes away

2014-12-09

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mejia passed away in Rome at the age of 91. He was one the most experienced Latinoamerican cardinals in the Vatican.

He took part in the Second Vatican Council and also studied with John Paul II, who eventually created him Cardinal in 2001.

CARD. JORGE MARÍA MEJÍA
October 2009
"When John Paul II was going through his last days, I said: 'I want to see him before he dies.' So I visited him at Vatican. He was still lucid, but couldn't talk. He looked at me and nodded. I told him 'Your Holiness, it's me, Jorge.' 'Your Holiness, I would give up my life for you.' But instead he died... May he protect us all, from Heaven. And may we see him proclaimed a Saint.”

He was the Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church from 1989 to 2003, when retired at the age of 80.

Two days after the election of Pope Francis he suffered a heart-attack and the new Pope went to visit him at the hospital.

Upon his death, Pope Francis sent a telegram to his brother. In the message, the Pope explained that they were lifelong friends.


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