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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.

Archbishop Oscar Romero set for beatification on Saturday

2015-05-21

Cardinal Angelo Amato is representing Pope Francis at Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification ceremony. It will be held this Saturday in San Salvador.

At least five cardinals will be involved, including Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga. The Honduran cardinal also announced this week that Romero will be the patron of Caritas. Many remember the Salvadoran monsignor as somebody who cared deeply about all people.

MSGR. RICARDO URIOSTE
Vicar General of Msgr. Romero
"I heard about Monsignor Romero, his great work in San Miguel, where everyone loved him very much. He used to speak on the radio, preach very well, organize Catholic Alcoholics Anonymous groups. He spent time with shoeshiners, and was very close to the people at all times.”

The motto of his beatification is "martyr for love.” Archbishop Romero was assassinated while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. It is believed he was murdered for speaking out on behalf of the poor just before El Salvador's civil war began.

His chapel has become a pilgrimage destination and many items from his life are kept nearby.

Additionally, Pope John Paul II has prayed at his tomb in the cathedral where he is buried.

The beatification ceremony culminates a process that was bogged down in Rome for years. Pope Benedict XVI reopened and encouraged the process to continue during his last months as Pope.

Pope Francis completed and approved it with great satisfaction.


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