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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 approves martyrdom of laic that refused to enroll in the SS, and of other future saints

2016-07-08

-Miracle attributed to Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (France July 4th, 1809 – January 16th, 1890), founder of the Congregation of Sisters of the Guardian Angel.

-Recognition of the martyrdom of the Martyrs of Canet de Mar (Antonio Arribas Hortigüela and six Companions, missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), murdered in Spain on September 29, 1936.

-Martyrdom of Josef Mayr-Nusser, who refused to enroll in the Nazi SS and was executed on February 24, 1945.

-The heroic virtues of Alfonso Gallegos (February 20, 1931 – October 6, 1991), agustinian recollects, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento (USA).

-Heroic virtues of Rafael Sánchez García, diocesan priest of Badajoz, Spain (June 14, 1911 – August 8, 1973)

-Heroic virtues of Andrés García Acosta, known as "Fray Andresito” (Fuerteventura, Spain, January 10, 1800 – Santiago, January 14, 1853). Franciscan laic.

-Heroic virtues of priest Giuseppe Marchetti (Italy, October 3, 1869 – December 14, 1896), co-founder of the Suore Missionarie di San Carlo Borromeo – Escalabrinianas.

-Heroic virtues of bishop Giacomo Vialedre Giacomo (Italy, February 27, 1830 – April 16, 1912). Pastor of Bordighera.

-Heroic virtues of Sor Maria Pia della Croce (Italy, December 2, 1847 – July 1 1919), founder of the Suore Crocifisse Adoratrici dell'Eucaristia.