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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.

'Homeless Jesus:' the new statue installed in the Vatican

2016-03-26

You will not recognize his face. He could be one among many who roam the streets without a roof for the night. However, he is nothing less than Christ. The remains of the crucifixion are what the holes in his feet reveal.

This is the new bronze statue the Pope blessed during the Jubilee of Mercy. It will remain in the Vatican, alongside the Pope's charity offices, dedicated to the poor in the area.

The life-size piece of work was crafted by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz. He says what moved him to do it was a homeless person he found sleeping on a bench during the Christmas holidays.

It is not the only sculpture by this specialized artist that reflects powerful images, scenes or themes related to the Gospel.

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