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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.

Expert on Papal Encyclical: The scientific debate is closed. Now, it's about morality

2015-06-16

The Pope's encyclical on the Ecology, has been applauded by many and even feared by some.  It's an encyclical on the need to care for Creation. A reflection on what every person can do, individually to help the environment. 

Some have argued, the Pope shouldn't weigh in on scientific matters. Others say, responding to climate change is no longer about science.  Now, it's about morality. 

GIUSEPPE ONUFRIO
Greenpeace Director, Rome
"The scientific debate is already closed. Now there's a need to let people know what needs to be done. The Pope's words are important in this matter because they call on everyone to respond. From other religious leaders to politicians who need to come out and say what they plan on doing about it.” 

Giuseppe Onfurio is the head of Greenpeace in Rome. He says the Pope needs to speak out about the issue because climate change is already affecting the most vulnerable communities- triggering droughts and hurricanes. It's something that leads to a loss of crops, hunger and massive migration. 

GIUSEPPE ONUFRIO
Greenpeace Director, Rome
"We see destructive natural phenomenons like hurricanes that come about more and more. In other parts of the country, we see extreme heat and this also has its consequences. That's what's happening now in California.”

He adds there are already sufficient funds to deal with climate change and green jobs. The biggest challenge he says, are political hurdles and big company interests. 

GIUSEPPE ONUFRIO
Greenpeace Director, Rome
"We're already seeing the effects. The effects of climate change are affecting the most vulnerable.” 

The Pope has often said in his catechesis that God always forgives, people sometime forgive, but Mother Nature, never does. 


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