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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.

Understanding the Liturgical Year, through the words of Pope Francis


Understanding the Liturgical Year of the Catholic Church can seem a bit overwhelming, but now there's a book out to make this journey a lot easier. 

Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time, Author 
"An explanation of the Church’s Liturgical Year and the special times of preparation like Advent and Lent and Special Feast Days and celebrations.”

The book is titled Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time. It was authored by Cindy Wooden, an American journalist, who has covered the Vatican for 25 years. The photographs in the book which has 119 pages, are the work of photographer Paul Haring. 

Reflecting on some of the Pope's speeches and homilies,  book sheds light on the spiritual connection that comes when one goes to Mass. 

Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"In the Pope’s vision, when we go to Mass, we leave behind our time and we enter into God’s time. It’s time consecrated by God. It’s time for us to build our relationship with God and hopefully leave, transformed ourselves and able to transform the world around us.” 

True to the Pope's personal style, the book includes excerpts that give readers some practical tips on how to embrace the Gospel in every day life. 

Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"So it’s a description the Pope himself is giving us and telling us what’s most important in these Seasons and in these Feasts.”

The book is available in Italian, Spanish and English. It's available in Amazon and through the Publishing House of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops.