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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.

Vatican insists on a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine

2015-02-10

During his general audience on Wednesday, February 4th, Pope Francis again denounced the situation in Ukraine. He called for an end to fratricidal violence.

POPE FRANCIS 
FEBRUARY 4
"Let us pray firstly for the victims, many of whom are civilians, and their families, and let us ask the Lord for an end, as soon as possible, to this horrible fratricidal violence. Think, this is a war between Christians! You have all had the same baptism! You are fighting among yourselves, with other Christians.”

The Vatican insists on a diplomatic, peaceful solution to the conflict. Father Federico Lombardi read a statement that left no doubts about the Holy See's position.

P. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman
"With these speeches, the Pope invites the faithful to pray for the deceased and injured in the violence. He also emphasizes that negotiations are the only way to break from the cycle of blame and accusations.”

Lombardi also said in his statement that the Pope has called for all sides to respect international law.


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