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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's Urbi et Orbi blessing, "close to the victims of terrorism all over the world"

2016-03-27

Thousands of people have come to St. Peter's to hear Pope Francis's Easter speech

Europe's heighten fear after the attacks in Brussels has not been noticed this morning in St. Peter's Square, as many were present. 

As is customary every year,  the Pope directed a speech addressing the realities of today's world issues.

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"The Lord Jesus, our peace, by his resurrection triumphed over evil and sin. May he draw us closer on this Easter feast to the victims of terrorism, that blind and brutal form of violence which continues to shed blood in different parts of the world, as in the recent attacks in Belgium, Turkey, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Irak.”

The Pope's Urbi et Orbi blessing for Rome and the rest of the world marks the last event in Easter.

A week, during which, he denounced with gestures and words globalization of indifference, especially to the plight of refugees.


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