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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.

Special Delivery for the Pope: Children write letters, calling for violence to stop

2015-05-03

It's a letter that reads

Dear Pope Francis, 

How many children have died in adult wars. Children from Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Ukraine and 
Khojal in Azerbaijan. We, as children do not want to feel fear. We only want our right to the future.

Seventy children carrying white flowers, shirts and baseball caps gave these letters to Pope Francis during his weekly general audience. They're asking for these wars to stop. Oftentimes the victims are civilians, including women and children.  

HASAN ISGANDAROV
Azerbaijan Student Network 
"The initiative came from the need to send a message on an international level. It was a way to unite the voice of children and give these letters to the Pope. We want to highlight that children are innocent victims and should not be victims of war.” 

The group includes children from five continents. After handing the letters to the Pope they placed white flowers along St. Peter's Square as a symbol for peace. 

HASAN ISGANDAROV
Azerbaijan Student Network 
"The children got up close and gave him the letters. They told him, 'Please read them and send this message to the world.' As we organized this, we said, 'Would you like to see Pope Francis and send him a message about children's suffering?' Many kids showed up and each one of them wrote out their own phrase.” 

The visit was organized by the Azerbaijan Student Network. An international group  that promotes the rights of children.


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