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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 Francis appoints new auxiliary bishops in Paris and Valencia, Spain

2016-06-27

Pope Francis has appointed Denis Jachiet and Thibault Verny as the new auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Paris. Arturo Pablo Ros has also been appointed as the new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain.

Since 2014, Jachiet has been the vicar general of the cathedral of Paris, while Verny has been dedicated to the diocesan delegation for priestly vocations. Since 2010, the Spaniard Ros was the Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Valencia after being a priest for many years.

In addition, Pope Francis has appointed Oswaldo Patricio Ventimilla of Cuenca, Ecuador, as the new bishop of Azogues in Ecuador.

In Guntur, India, the priest Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini replaced Bishop Gali Bali, who resigned after serving for 75 years.

The Pope has named Roger Houngbédji the new bishop of Cotonou, Benín to replace Antoine Ganyé.

Pope Francis has also appointed auxiliary bishop of Ho Chi Minh, Joseph Do Manh Hung.


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