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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.

Jubilee Year: The Pope will pray with families of traffic accident victims

2015-10-26

One of the most impactful events of the upcoming Jubilee Year will take place on May 5th. The Pope will celebrate a vigil to "dry the tears” of those who suffer.

MONS. RINO FISICHELLA
Jubilee Organizer 
"It will be a vigil of prayer. There are millions of people whom we interact with daily who carry in their hearts a profound suffering. Perhaps for an injustice they have suffered, or perhaps the hurt of many mothers, many fathers, grandparents and youth who have seen their family members leave the house and never come back. These are traffic accidents or the victims of gratuitous violence.”

In August 2014, several of the Pope's family members passed away after a terrible car accident in Argentina. 

POPE FRANCIS
August 20, 2014
"I too have a family. We were five siblings and I have 16 nieces and nephews. One of my nephews was involved in the car crash. His wife died and so did their two children: One was 2 years old, the other just a few months. My nephew is in critical condition. Thank you for your condolences and prayers.”

With each Jubilee Year event, the Pope will demonstrate an act of mercy. At this Jubilee, he will show how to "comfort those who suffer.”


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