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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.

Film director, Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis


World renowned movie director, Martin Scorsese, met with the pope in preparation for the premiere of his latest film, 'Silence,' which will be shown at the Jesuit-run Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome on Dec. 1.

During the 15 minute meeting, Scorsese's wife and two daughters were also there, along with the film's producer and his wife. 

Martin Scorsese gifted Pope Francis two interesting religious pictures.

"This is a Japanese artist from the 17th century, and the original is in the 26 Martyr (Museum). But this is the most revered image for the hidden Christians. This is with the Jesuits. We used this for research in our film.” 

The pope, in turn, gave the visitors some rosaries and warmly said greeted each person one-by-one. 

The new film, "Silence” is based on a 1966 novel by Japanese writer Shusaku Endo about a group of Jesuits who were persecuted in 17th-century Japan. As such, around 400 Jesuits and other visitors are expected to attend the premiere in Rome on Thursday.