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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 Agenda: Sarkozy, dukes of Luxembourg and ceremonies of Holy Week

2016-03-21

For the Pope, Holy Week begins with a Monday full of meetings. He will meet with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his family, and also with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni.

His next big event is on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square for the general audience.

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis celebrates Chrism Mass in the Vatican at 9:30 am. In the afternoon, he will visit refugees and migrants. He will celebrate with them the Mass of the Easter Triduum and according to the traditional rite, will wash the feet of 12 of them. In previous years, on the same day he visited a juvenile prison, a nursing home and a Roman prison in Rebbibia.

On Good Friday, in addition to presiding over the liturgical celebration in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope will then go to the monumental Colosseum of Rome to pray the Via Crucis at dusk.

On Saturday, the Easter Vigil begins at 8:30 pm, local Rome time. On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Easter Mass at 10:15 am and will conclude the Holy Week with his Easter message and Urbi et Orbi blessing.


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