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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.

Why Pope Francis has convened an Extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to Mercy

2015-03-13

A few days after his election, during the first Angelus of his pontificate, the Pope spoke about mercy.

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Angelus, March 17, 2013 
"Feeling mercy. This word changes everything. This is the best thing we can feel: it changes the world.”

And to change the world, Pope Francis wants to reiterate the meaning of the word. Mercy is God's invitation to the men who have been wrong to return to Him. And mercy, says the Pope, is what the world needs now.

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Angelus, January 11, 2015
"There is so much need of mercy today, and it is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth! We are living in the age of mercy, this is the age of mercy.”

Francis chose 'Miserando atque eligendo' as the motto for his coat of arms. It means: "By having mercy and by choosing.”

In the programmatic document of his pontificate, "Evangelii Gaudium,” Pope Francis uses the word 31 times.

It is no coincidence that Pope Francis decided to announce this Holy Year at a ceremony dedicated to confession, the sacrament of forgiveness and mercy.


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