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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.

Can God be just and merciful at the same time?

2016-12-03

There is no mercy without justice. This is the understood relationship between two apparently irreconcilable realities the pope is teaching about in this Jubilee.
 
Pope Francis explains that God does not want condemnation for anyone.
 
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February 3, 2016

"No, God wanted to save Pilate, and even Judas. Everybody! The God of Mercy wants to save all, the challenge is that we let God enter into our hearts.”

On the other hand, Pope Francis explains that to be so attached to the law can cause serious injustices. Justice without mercy, he says, is simply revenge or hypocrisy. He reminds us that the Gospel describes the judges who acted this way.
 
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October 31, 2014

"This path of living attached to the law would bring them far from love and justice. They followed the law, but neglected justice. They followed the law, but neglected love. They were role models: they were the role models. And Jesus had a word for these people: hypocrites.”

In his papal bull for the Jubilee, the pope said that justice is not the end, but a step toward repentance. It is a crucial step that allows people to experience forgiveness, tenderness and the mercy of God.
 

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