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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.

Check out the room Benedict XVI retired to after his resignation

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(VIDEO ONLY) In response to Pope Francis' express wishes, the private chambers of Castel Gandolfo will be open to the public. The popes' spend their summer holidays in this palace located in this quaint village in the outskirts of Rome. 

The last of the popes to have enjoyed this summer residence was Benedict XVI. This is the room where he spent the first weeks after his resignation in 2013. 

Pius XII and Paul VI both died in this exact location.