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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.

The Pope authorized the burial of a homeless man in the Vatican Teutonic cemetery

2015-02-25

Willy Herteller died on December 12, 2014 at a hospital near the Vatican. He was buried at this cemetery within the Vatican on January 9th. Herteller was a homeless person well known around St. Peter's Square.

The Pope personally allowed him he be buried at the Teutonic cemetery, which is located between St. Peter's Basilica and Paul VI Hall. It's a centuries-old graveyard, and Herteller will rest among princes and knights.

He is the first homeless person buried there. Herteller was a friend of Archbishop Americo Ciani. And so Ciani asked the Pope if his friend could be buried in that cemetery. After Pope Francis consented, the archbishop chaired the funeral.

Willy Herteller was 80 and survived off charity in St. Peter's Square.


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