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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.

Pope meets with Airport Chaplains in the Vatican


They are priests who carry out their ministry in airports across the world, tending to people who come and go. Pope Francis welcomed participants of the International Seminar of Catholic Civil Aviation Chaplains, to the Vatican's Clementine Hall. 

"Airport ministries begin with offering a testimony to help people and to open their hearts and lives to Christ.” 

The Pope also highlighted that airports are often filled with refugees. He called on the chaplains to remember that these people are often detained for short or long periods of time, often times without assistance or spiritual direction.