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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.

Vatican explains procedural safeguards for defendants


December 7, 2015.The Vatican, through a statement, explained that their legal systemensures due process for the accused. The Vatican said in a statementthat "the current Vatican legislation, applied by the legalauthorities, is perfectly in line with procedural law in the majorityof jurisdictions throughout the world.” A spokesman furtherexplained that it is necessary that the accused's lawyers are expertsin their specific code, the Canon Law. As a foreign lawyer cannotalways defend an accused in another country, an Italian lawyer is notautomatically qualified to defend an accused by the Vaticanprocedural code.