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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.

The list of countries with the most favorable opinion of Pope Francis

2016-03-31

What do you think is the country where the Pope Francis is most favored? His native Argentina? Mexico? The Philippines?

A global opinion poll conducted by the market research organization, WIN/Gallup International offers an answer that may surprise you: the country where the Pope is held with the most favorable opinion is Portugal, with 94 percent, followed by the Philippines and Argentina.

The report sought the views of more than 63,000 people in 64 different countries. It claims that Pope Francis' image is recognized on a worldwide scale by people of other religious beliefs.

This study argues that 54 percent of the world population has a positive opinion of the pontiff. Whereas, 12 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 34 percent do not have an opinion.

The survey also notes that Pope Francis is ahead of other world leaders like Obama, Merkel, Cameron or Hollande.
Algeria is the country with the most unfavorable opinion of  the Pope, with a 28 percent followed by Palestine and Turkey with 27 and 26 percent, respectively.



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