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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 will travel to Naples and visit a neighborhood linked to the mafia

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On March 21st, Pope Francis will visit a neighborhood believed to be under the control of the Camorra crime organization. It is in Scampia area in northern Naples. The region has become a symbol for drug trafficking and violence between gangs. The Pope wants to show support for its other inhabitants, who fight against crime.

On the same day, the Pope will also visit the Poggioreale prison and eat lunch with several inmates.

It will be a very busy day. Earlier, Pope Francis will visit the Shrine of Pompeii. He plans to celebrate Mass in the main square of Naples, where Benedict XVI did years earlier. In the afternoon, he will pray in front of relics in San Gennaro. The Pope will also meet and speak to young people by the ocean, in one of the most beautiful places in Italy.


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