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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.

List of new cardinals named by Pope Francis


Pope Francis will "create" 20 new cardinals next February 14 at the Vatican. These are their names: 

1 – Dominique Mamberti, Prefect Apostolic Signatura

2 – Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon Portugal

3 – Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M., Archbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia).

4 – John Atcherley Dew, Archbishop of Wellington (New Zealand).

5 – Edoardo Menichelli, Archbishop of Ancona-Osimo (Italy).

6 – Pierre Nguyên Vn Nhon, Archbishop of Hà Nôi (Viêt Nam).

7 – Alberto Suárez Inda, Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico).

8 – Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar).

9 – Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij, Archbishop of Bangkok (Thailandia).

10 – Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento (Italy).

11 – Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B., Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay).

12 – Ricardo Blázquez Pérez, Archbishop of Valladolid (Spagna).

13 – José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R., Bishop of David (Panamá).

14 – Arlindo Gomes Furtado, Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

15 – Soane Patita Paini Mafi, Bishop of Tonga (Tonga Islands).

Among Archbishops Emeritus and former papal nuncio: 

1 – José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Archbishops Emeritus of Manizales (Colombia).

2 – Luigi De Magistris, Arcivescovo titolare di Nova, Major Pro-Penitentiary Emeritus.

3 – Karl-Joseph Rauber, Apostolic Nuncio 

4 – Luis Héctor Villalba, Archbishops Emeritus of Tucumán (Mexico).

5 – Júlio Duarte Langa, Archbishops Emeritus of Xai-Xai (Mozambique).