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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.

Former 24-year Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, passes away

2016-11-28

This is one of the few images of Peter Hans Kolvenbach, who died on Saturday, November 26, two days before his 88th birthday. The passionate Dutchman from Lebanon was the former Superior General of the Society of Jesus for 24 years and passed away in Beirut.

John Paul II truly appreciated him and asked him to personally deliver spiritual exercises to him.

Kolvenbach was the first Superior General of the Jesuits who decided to resign, a decision he made in 2008 for reasons of health and age.

Thus, Pope Francis has sent his condolences in a telegram to the current Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa, to tell him that he will be "spiritually present at the funeral."

The pope recalls Fr. Kolvenbach's "integral fidelity to Christ and His Gospel,” which was joined to "a generous commitment in exercising his office with a spirit of service for the good of the Church.”


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