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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.

"Poveda" wins Mirabile Dictu award for best film

2016-07-06

The Mirabile Dictu festival announced its list of winners. They are filmmakers, journalists and visual artists whose works add something special to the industry.

Rome Reports competed in the category of best director with the documentary short film "On the Border of Hell. Persecuted Christians in Iraq," which recounts the drama Christian families experience when escaping the Daesh.

"We are from Mosul. At 6 a.m. we received a message: either we pay the tax because we are Christians, or they will cut off our head."

It was recorded in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdistan, just four months after the arrival of the jihadists to cities like Mosul and the Nineveh Plains.

The final winner in this category was Fr. Stephen Tang Gun for his short film "The Confession." 

In the category of best film, "Poveda" took the prize. It is a biography of the life of St. Pedro Poveda, a Spanish priest who worked to revolutionize education for women and disadvantaged children in the 30s.

"Our brothers lack so much and it's time to look at the underdog, the hungry, the naked, the children without schooling."

In the category of best director,  Peter Schreiner won with his film, "Lampedusa." It is about the life of an African refugee after arriving on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The best documentary was "A Life is Never Wasted" by Krzysztof Tadej on two Polish missionary martyrs who were killed in Peru by the Shining Path, the communist party in the country.

Mirabile Dictu prizes were created in 2010. They are considered the "Oscars” of the Catholic cinema. They recognize audiovisual works that are inspired by Christianity both in their subject matter and how they are portrayed.