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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.

New decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2016-01-22

January 22, 2016. On January 21, Pope Francis authored the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish the following decrees:

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Polish Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary. (1631 - 1701)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. (1840 - 1914)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Mexican Blessed layman and martyr José Sánchez del Río. (1913 - 1928)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Francesco Maria Greco. (1857 - 1931)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Elisabetta Sanna. (1788 - 1857)

- The martyrdom of the German Servant of God Engelmar Unzeitig. (1911 - 1945)

- The martyrdom of the Spanish Servant of God Fr. Genaro Fueyo Castañón and three lay partners in 1936.

- The martyrdom of the Japanese Servant of God Justo Takayama Ukon. (1552-1553)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Arsenio da Trigolo. (1849 - 1909)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Maria Luisa Blessed Sacrament. (1826-1886)