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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.

Central Africans dance enthusiastically for Pope Francis' last Mass in Africa

2015-11-30

(VIDEO ONLY) The last public event of Pope Francis in the Central African Republic was this Mass at the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui.

During the ceremony there were spaces that were brimming with music and traditional dances. The Central Africans performed with plenty of enthusiasm. 

Of significance was the moment in which the Gospel was handed to the priest. A child was being carried on a stretcher, covered in Vatican colors, by various men. When he handed the Gospel to the priest, he covered his face in a sign of devotion.