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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 Brussels on the attacks: “Abominable Cruelty”

2016-03-23

After the general audience, Pope Francis visibly condemned the attacks in Brussels and called them a unanimous condemnation of what he considers an "abominable cruelty.

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"I once again call on all people of good will to join in the unanimous condemnation of this abominable cruelty is causing one death, terror and horror.”

The Vatican had already sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Brussels on behalf of the Pope to show his closeness to the victims on the same day of the attack. However, during the general audience, also he requested prayers for the terrorists to repent.

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"I ask you all to persevere in prayer and ask the Lord during this Holy Week to comfort the afflicted hearts and convert the hearts of these people blinded by cruel fundamentalism. Through the intercession of the Virgin Mary pray: Hail Mary ... "

The Pope concluded by asking participants in the audience to pray in silence for the victims, their families and all the Belgium people.


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