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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.

Vatican played key role in normalizing the relationship between U.S and Cuba

2014-12-17

American President Barack Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro announced that the U.S and Cuba will re-establish diplomatic relations. They decided to make the announcement, on December 17th, the Pope's 78th birthday.  

Through a statement, the Vatican announced that in the last few months, the Pope had written letters to both Obama and Castro, inviting them to deal with the case of some prisoners. He also called for a new phase in the relationship between both countries. 

The statement also added that back in the month of October, an American and Cuban delegation met in the Vatican to discuss how they could move forward. 

The Pope said he is highly pleased with the decision, which he hopes will help overcome the challenges that once strained the relationship. 

Despite Cuba's known resistance towards religion, the Holy See never broke diplomatic ties with the island.  

John Paul II visited Cuba back in 1998 asking Cuba to open itself to the world and vice-versa. 

It's a message Benedict XVI reiterated when he too visited Havana in March 2012. 

Now, Pope Francis is seeing the fruits of those efforts. 


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