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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 to refugees: Don't let anything steal your hope and joy

2016-01-18

The Sunday Angelus also fell on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Thousands of such migrants made a pilgrimage to the Vatican to pass under the Holy Door. They also brought a famous cross from Lampedusa with them. The cross was made of wood from ships carrying refugees to the Italian coast. The Pope offered them words of encouragement.

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"Do not let anything steal your hope and the joy of life that derive from experiencing divine mercy, thanks also to those who welcome you and help you.”

From the window of the study in the Apostolic Palace, the Pope also spoke about victims of recent terrorist attacks.

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"I invite everyone together to pray to God for the victims of attacks in recent days in Indonesia and Burkina Faso. May the Lord welcome them into His house, and support the commitment of the international community to build peace.”

The Pope also welcomed inmates from Italy's biggest prison, which is in the city of Opera. He thanked them for the hosts that they made, which a few minutes later would be used during a Mass with immigrants and refugees that participated in the pilgrimage to St. Peter's.


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