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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.

Check out what the Pope's doing this week!

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On Monday, May 11th, Pope Francis will meet with seven thousand children from the "Fábrica de paz” foundation. The organization's name translates to "peace factory,” and it works with NGOs to promote peace throughout the world.

Afterward, Pope Francis plans to meet with bishops from the Episcopal Conference of Togo during their "ad limina” visit to Rome.

The Pope will celebrate the opening Mass for the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis on Tuesday. During the assembly, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will be appointed president of Caritas.

The following day, Pope Francis will hold his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend.

On Sunday, May 17th, the Pope will canonize two nuns from the Holy Land, Mary of Jesus Crucified and Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas. They lived in Palestine during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Afterward, the Pope will appear in the window of the Apostolic Palace at noon to say the Regina Coeli prayer.

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