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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.

How to follow the Pope's Holy Week ceremonies live

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Pope Francis will preside the Easter Triduum and other major ceremonies of Holy Week, such as the Chrism Mass of Holy Thursday, Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday and  the Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter Sunday.

The web page www.romereports.com will provide live coverage of all the ceremonies.

On social media, you can follow the latest on Facebook and Twitter, @romereports and @romereportsesp with updated information as well as summaries of each ceremony in both English and Spanish.

In total, there will be seven broadcasts:

Holy Thursday
In the morning, Chrism Mass will be held in the Vatican and in the afternoon it will move to a reception center for asylum seekers in a village in the outskirts of Rome. There, the Pope will wash the feet of 12 young refugees.

Holy Friday
In addition to the second great ceremony of Easter Triduum, in which the Lord's Passion is recalled, Pope Francis will attend the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.

Holy Saturday
In the evening, St. Peter's Basilica will be lit only with candles to commemorate the Resurrection of Christ.

Easter Sunday
On Sunday, you can see the Mass live early in the morning; and then the Urbi et Orbi blessing and the Pope's third message for Easter.  


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