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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 promulgates new decrees for the causes of beatification

2016-06-14

The Pope has recognized the martyrdom of Jose Alvarez-Benavides y de la Torre and 114 religious companions killed by "hatred of the faith” between 1936 and 1938 in Spain.

He also approved the heroic virtues of:

Vicente Garrido Pastor, diocesan priest, founder of the Secular Institute of the Workers of the Cross (1896-1975. Spain).

Elisea Mary Oliver Molina, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mary of Mount Carmel (1869-1931 Spain).

Pablo María Guzmán Figueroa (1897-1967. Mexico). He founded the Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Trinity Eucharistic.

Maria de Jesus Guízar Barragan (1899-1973 Mexico). Founder of Instituto de "Siervas Guadalupanas de Cristo Sacerdote.”

Bernardo de Vasconcelos, Benedictine monk (1902-1932. Portugal).

Antonín Cyril Stojan, Archbishop of Oomuniec (1851-1923. Czech Republic).

Luigi Lo Verde, Franciscan monk (1910-1932. Tunisia).