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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.

LIVE: Pope visits Assisi to commemorate the eight centenary of the “Pardon"

2016-08-04

Pope Francis is visiting the Umbrian town of Assisi to mark the eighth centenary of the "Pardon of Assisi.” This is an indulgence granted to those who visit the small church located within the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli ("St. Mary of the Angels”) which is where is where St. Francis of Assisi began the Franciscan Order.

The tradition dates back to 1216. On August 1st, Christ, Our Lady, and angels appeared before St. Francis of Assisi in the chapel of St. Mary of the Angels. Pope Francis last visited Assisi in 2013, a few months after his election to the See of Peter.