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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 at Angelus: God never abandons us!


In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke about the troubles of the world, such as wars, revolutions or disasters, that sometimes feel as though they are too much to bear. Despite these trials, he said, God is always there in the midst of them all.

"Church history is full of examples of people who have supported terrible suffering and tribulations with serenity, because they felt with certainty they were firmly in the hands of God. He is a faithful Father, and a caring Father, who does not abandon his children. God never abandons us! We must have this certainty in our heart: God never abandons us!”

The pope warned the pilgrims not to be deceived when problems seem overbearing, because with God's help, they can be solved. 

"Jesus knows that there is always those who take advantage of others based on the need for human security. Therefore He says, 'Take heed that you not be deceived,' and He warns of the many false messiahs who would present themselves. Even today there are some!”

He concluded the Angelus by uniting with the Bishops on the Italian day of Thanksgiving, asking for citizens to recognize and care for the Earth as a treasure. He reminded people that there are many in the world without basic needs such as food or water.