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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 during Angelus: Christmas is a time to “feel this wonder in meeting Jesus”

2015-12-21

During the final Angelus prayer before Christmas, Pope Francis said that Mary can help Christians rediscover wonder in the Gospel, especially during this season.

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"May she help us to perceive the wonder, these three wonders: the other, history and the Church; so let it be with the birth of Jesus – the gift of gifts – the undeserved gift that brings us salvation, that it might also make us feel this wonder in meeting Jesus. We cannot have this wonder, however, we cannot meet Jesus, if we do not meet Him in the other, in history and in the Church.”

Although Christmas is near, the Pope kept his heart close to those who are suffering most. He praised some progress that has been made in Syria and Libya.

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"I encourage everyone to continue, with a generous spirit of confident willingness, toward cessation of violence and a negotiated settlement leading to peace. I likewise think of nearby Libya, where the recent working agreement among the parties for a government of national unity invites hope for the future.”

The Pope also prayed that recent tensions between Nicaragua and Costa Rica would be resolved.

After speaking about the millions suffering from flooding in India, Pope Francis concluded the Angelus by reciting the Ave Maria for those who have been killed or affected in the country.

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