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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 pope's schedule for this week!


This week, most of the pope's words and declarations will come from his Masses at the chapel in his residence, Casa Santa Marta. His homilies are a good indications on the pope's thoughts for that day.

On Tuesday, the pope will release a document concerning the burial of the dead and the conservation of their ashes in case of cremation.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis will continue his series of catecheses on the works of mercy in his General Audience. This will be the third one he will devote to this issue, with which the pope wants to give a catechetical boost to this Jubilee Year.

On Friday and Saturday, the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences will brainstorm proposals for the the social inclusion of marginalized people.

On Sunday, young people from all over the world convene in Rome to debate on measures from the UN to fight against poverty, hunger, and contamination in the coming years. The pope could meet with them on Sunday afternoon, after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. The day after, Monday 31, he will travel to Sweden for the start of the events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.