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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 attends the wake of a Vatican employee

2016-02-29

On Saturday morning, the church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, within the Vatican, received an unexpected visitor. The pontiff put his busy schedule on hold to pray his last goodbye to Miriam Woldu, a receptionist at Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis walked to the casket with a bouquet of white roses in his hands and prayed for the deceased, in a solemn and collected manner for about 20 minutes.

Then he dismissed some of the people that were present in the church before the funeral.

The Vatican receptionist was an Eritrean-born Italian citizen. She was 34-years-old and seven months pregnant. She was diabetic and died in her home nearly two weeks ago of natural causes.


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