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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.

Their land is stolen and they are treated as slaves. Thus, Pope prays for the indigenous

2016-07-08

Pope Francis is very sensitive to the current situation in the indigenous community. One of his grand gestures toward them was this Mass in Chiapas (Mexico), during which he asked forgiveness for the abuse they have suffered throughout history, especially within the Church.

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"How sad this is! How worthwhile it would be for each of us to examine our conscience and learn to say, 'Forgive me!'"

Now he has devoted his monthly video to the indigenous for prayers on topical issues. Pope Francis is asking for their voice to be heard, and that their culture, traditions and values are respected.

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"I want to be the spokesman for the deepest longings of indigenous peoples. And I want you to add your voice to mine in a heartfelt prayer..."

The UN says that five percent of the world population is part of an indigenous population, which represents about 370 million people, most of whom live in extremely poor conditions.

Survival International says that the main problems they face are racism, robbery and expulsion of their land. They are exploited by mining or logging companies, and blocked by radical environmentalists. Sometimes the people are then enslaved and forced to extract raw materials to pay a "supposed debt” to a foreigner.


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