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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 Pan-Orthodox Council begins Sunday, despite four missing Churches

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The Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I has managed to organize a council of the 14 Orthodox Churches. Although in January 2016 all agreed to participate, last minute misunderstandings have led representatives from Bulgaria, Georgia, Antioch and Russia to pull out of their former commitment

The participants are already in Crete for a meeting, held Friday, for the patriarchs and archbishops of the participating churches.

The absence of Russia, who almost two-thirds of the Orthodox world relies on, is an absolute shock for the Council.

The meeting was originally convened to strengthen unity, resolve misunderstandings and establish a common policy with other Christian Churches.

The Council will officially begin Sunday, June 19th. It will have its first meeting on Monday, June 20th and it's last on Saturday the 25th. When giving a hand to other churches, some suggest not officially finishing until the missing patriarchs accept the set agreements.


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