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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.

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo turns 80 years old

2015-01-03

January 3rd marks the 80th birthday of Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo. The Italian prelate is the former President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State. He also served as the President of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican. Under John Paul II he was the Holy See's Foreign Minister

At 80 years old, the Cardinal is still writing books. His most recent publication deals with women in the Bible and how their life can be applied to current day challenges. 

Back in 2007, he was made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. He took part in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis. 

Once they turn 80, Cardinals lose the right to vote in a conclave. The current number of cardinal electors stands at 110. 

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