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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.

New lights at St. Peter's Basilica allow visitors to see it as never before


For the last five days St. Peter's dome looked darker than usual. The Vatican decided to renovate the 315 lights of St. Peter's facade and dome, and this how they will look from now on. 

The new lighting system uses LED light points. It's the same system that was used to give the Sistine Chapel a new light.

Now, visitors will see St. Peter's Basilica like never before, including the balcony where new Popes greet pilgrims after being elected.