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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.

What is the dogma of the Assumption of Our Lady?

2015-08-15

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated every August 15th. The Church remembers Mary's death and passage into eternal life.

Years back, Pope Benedict XVI explained that it's a feast about the future that invites Christians to believe in the power of the Resurrection.

POPE BENEDICT XVI
August 16, 2011
"It is a mystery of hope and joy for all of us. In Mary, one can see the goal of all of those who have joined their lives to Jesus.”

Two years ago, Pope Francis celebrated the day at Castel Gandolfo. Last year, it took place during his papal visit to South Korea.

Mary's Assumption was proclaimed dogma in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. Dogma is a belief that is considered a truth of the faith, revealed by God in Scripture or contained in tradition. It can also be proposed by the Church as truly revealed by God.

Although this particular dogma is recent, the Feast of the Assumption has been celebrated for centuries. Festivities were held in honor of Our Lady under different names.


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