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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 is doing this week!


On Monday, May 25th,  Africa Day will be celebrated throughout the world. It's the anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. The group was created in 1963.

Pope Francis will hold his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend.

The following day, the Pope will meet privately with the former president of Uruguay, José Mujica. He is in Europe promoting his new book "Happiness to Power.”

Mujica was president from 2010 to 2015. Tabaré Vázquez took office in March, after already serving as president before Mujica.

On Sunday, May 31st, Pope Francis will appear in the window of the Apostolic Palace at noon to pray the Regina Coeli.