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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.

Cardinal Giovanni Canestri passes away at 96

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Italian Cardinal Giovanni Canestri has died at the age of 96. The Archbishop Emeritus of Genoa, passed away on Wednesday April 29th. 

He took part in the Second Vatican Council, making contributions on discussions about ecumenism and religious liberty. 

He was appointed as the Archbishop of Cagliari in 1984. Four years later, he was named a Cardinal by John Paul II. 

From 1987 until 1995, when he retired, he served as the Archbishop of Genoa. 

On Thursday, at noon all the parish bells of his Archdiocese will ring to honor his life and service.

With his death, the number of cardinals stands at 222. The number of cardinal electors who are younger than 80 and can therefore vote in a conclave, remains at 120. 


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