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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.

Remembering key moments of the Benedict XVI papacy

2015-04-23

April 19, 2005
"Dear brothers and sisters after the great Pope, John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the Lord's vineyard. The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me.

The eight year pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI was characterized by his humility and quiet nature. And a new book commemorating the tenth anniversary of the election of the low-key Pope highlights key moments of his papacy. An event to mark the release of  "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men” drew the Pope Emeritus' brother, Georg Ratzinger, and his secretary, Georg Gänswein.

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"For us, it is very important because our publisher normally focuses on books of art and culture, especially Christian culture. Recently, we have also published history books, and Pope Benedict XVI is a very important piece of history. Therefore, we decided to publish a book on this very important character.”

The photographs and testimonies play an essential role in the new volume that was presented at the Vatican Teutonic cemetery.

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"It's a gift for Benedict to remember his eight-year pontificate, it is an honor. We tried to make reading easier choosing subjects and photographs that represent his pontificate.”

The book includes photographs that capture great moments and even some daily tasks of his pontificate, like this picture with his secretary.

This image depicts the first meeting between Pope Francis and the Benedict XVI. It was a simple, emotional meeting and undoubtedly historic.

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Kurt Koch helped prepare the book. The authors and editors know the Pope Emeritus as well. 

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor "Benedict XVI, a Servant of God and Men"
"I remember his splendid homilies.”

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"I remember a very beautiful situation, during his first visit after his election as pope. It was a private moment on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace.”

Pope Benedict XVI began his pontificate at an important historical moment, and it ended with an historic resignation. What's clear, is that this chapter in Church history will not be forgotten. 


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