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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 Pope: “Ask the Lord to convert the heart of those full of violence blinded by hatred”

2016-07-04

During the Angelus, Pope Francis painfully recalled the attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka, in which over 150 people lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. 

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"I clinch my closeness to the relatives of the victims and the wounded in the attack that occurred yesterday in Dhaka and also in Baghdad. Let us pray together. Let us pray together for them, for the dead and ask the Lord to convert the heart of those full of violence blinded by hatred.”

Minutes earlier, from the window of the papal apartments, Pope Francis challenged young people. The Gospel of the day recalled the time when Jesus sent 72 disciples to preach in the neighboring villages.

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"And I wonder, hear this question: How many of you young people, you now in the square, feel the Lord's call to follow him? Do not be afraid. Be courageous and carry this flame of apostolic zeal to others that have given us these exemplary disciples.”

For the Pope, the month of July will be one of silence and work indoors. Until WYD, he will hold very few public events.


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