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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.

Vatican condemns terrorist attack in Nice, France that has killed at least 84 people

2016-07-15

The Vatican stands in solidarity with France once again. On Thursday night, a suspected terrorist attack occurred in Nice, during the country's annual Bastille day celebrations.

At least 84 people were killed as a large truck loaded with an arsenal of ammunition opened fire on a crowd of people for more than a mile. 

The Vatican Spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi has spoken out against the tragedy, "We condemn in an absolute manner every manifestation of homicidal folly, hatred, terrorism, and attacks against peace.”

"We want to make known, on the part of Pope Francis and ourselves, our sharing and solidarity in the suffering of the victims and all the French people, in what was supposed to be a great day of celebration,” –Father Lombardi continued.