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Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

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New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

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Pope sends condolences and solidarity to Cairo after bus attack

May 26, 2017. Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, wrote a letter to His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the bus attack Friday in Cairo, which left close to 30 Coptic Christians dead, including children, and many others injured.

Best images of Holy Week

2015-04-06

(-ONLY VIDEO-) It was a busy week for Pope Francis, as he presided all the ceremonies of Holy Week. 

First, was Palm Sunday where thousands of pilgrims from all over the world gathered in St. Peter's Square. 

Only Holy Thursday the Pope led the Chrism Mass where he blessed the Holy Oils that will be used to administer the Sacraments throughout the year. Later that afternoon, he led the Last Supper in Rome's Rebibbia prison, where he washed the feet of 12 inmates, half of them women. Also included in the group, was the baby of a female prisoner. 

Following tradition, On Good Friday, the Pope prayed face down in St. Peter's Basilica for the Ceremony of Our Lord's Passion. Then, he led the Way of the Cross in the Colosseum. 

On Saturday, he led the Easter Vigil in a completely darkened Basilica. On Easter Sunday, the led the Mass and then gave the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. 


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