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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.

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at the Cathedral of Rome: The time of mercy begins

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"It begins a time of the great forgiveness.” That's what the Pope said about the Jubilee of Mercy as he opened the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome, Saint John Lateran.

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"It begins a time of the great forgiveness. It is the Jubilee of Mercy. It is time to rediscover the presence of God and his fatherly tenderness. God does not love rigidity.”

It marked the third time in two weeks that Pope Francis has opened a Holy Door. He wore this pink chasuble because it was the Sunday of "Gaudete,” which the Church had dedicated to joy. It's a joyful Sunday meant to celebrate that the return of God to Earth is now closer.

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"In a historical context of great abuse and violence, especially by men of power, God knows that He will reign over his people, who would never leave them at the mercy of the arrogance of their leaders, and will free them from all anxiety.”

The Holy Door was not only opened in the Roman Cathedral but in cathedrals throughout the world. That's because Pope Francis wants people in every corner of the globe to easily access divine mercy and forgiveness.


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