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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.

It's official! Christmas has arrived to the Vatican


There was a great expectation at St. Peter's Square to witness this moment.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony in St Peter' Square officially marks the start of Christmas at the Vatican. Representatives of Verona and Calabria attended the ceremony. They are the two Italian regions who donated the Tree and Nativity Scene this year.

For many, the lighting ceremony was a big surprise.

"It was our first visit here and it was beautiful and   fascinating. We're very excited.”

"It was a very simple ceremony that shows the new spirit of the Pope.”

"We didn't know about the ceremony. It's our first time here at St. Peter's Square. It was very nice.”

John Paul II began the tradition of setting up the two major symbols of Christmas in St. Peter's Square back in 1982.