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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.

Schedule for the week: Pope to receive prestigious European Charlemagne Prize

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The Pope's week will begin to speed up on Wednesday, May 4th,  at 9:50 am. Pope Francis will hold a General Audience where he will greet the pilgrims present and deliver a catechesis.

On Thursday, May 5th, at 6:00 pm, he will hold a Prayer vigil for all those in need of consolation in Saint Peter's Basilica. 

On Friday, May 6th, starting at noon, in the Regal Room of the Vatican, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the delivery of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis. He has been awarded the Prize for 2016 in recognition of his efforts at global peace, cross-cultural understanding and unity of Europe.  

At 5:00 pm, the new Swiss Guard recruits will take their Oath of Loyalty in the historic St. Damaso Courtyard within the Vatican. Pope Francis will not be in attendance. 

On Sunday, May 8th, the week will conclude with the traditional Regina Coeli prayer. The Pope will appear at the window of the papal apartments at noon to lead the prayer with pilgrims in the square.


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