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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 Francis: The Church has to find answers to the problems of today

2016-10-07

The pope said the Church needs to find "adequate, evangelical and brave answers to the challenges of the men and women of our time.”

In a meeting with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he stated that the Church must be ready to welcome, accompany, and evangelize.

The congregation have held their General Chapter on the 200th anniversary of their creation by St. Eugène de Mazenod. During their meeting, Pope Francis spoke about how the French Revolution forced this priest into exile, but that did not diminish his missionary zeal. 

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"In its beginnings, your congregation had to work to rekindle the faith that the French Revolution had been extinguishing in the hearts of the poor in the countryside in Provence, where even many ministers of the Church perished.”

The congregation re-elected their current Superior General,  American Louis Lougen. He thanked the pope for this audience and he even said a few words in Spanish.

"Holy Father, we love you very much.”


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