What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

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.
Pope Francis

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.
Pope Francis

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.

Italian Muslim community invites Pope Francis to visit the Mosque of Rome

2016-01-20

While meeting with Pope Francis, leaders from Italy's Muslim community invited the Pope to visit the Mosque of Rome.

"Your Holiness, it is our honor to meet you and recognize your moral and spiritual leadership. We are honored to invite you to the Islamic Cultural Center.”

The Mosque of Rome is one of the biggest mosques in the world. It's also the seat of the Italian Islamic Cultural Center.

Pope Francis gave a positive response to the invitation.

"It would be a great pleasure to visit you also, because it would be a great sign of our brotherhood.”

The group gave the Pope a cloth with the 99 words for God in Arabic. The first, they explained, meant "mercy.” In turn, he gave them small medallions.

One of the Islamic representatives asked Pope Francis to pray for him as they gave their farewells.

This won't be Pope Francis' first time inside a mosque. In one of the most dramatic moments of his trip to Africa, he visited Bangui's Central Mosque. He has also visited the Blue Mosque in Turkey.


ATO
CTV
V
-BN
Up:ATO