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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.

Prelate of Opus Dei Javier Echevarría, dies


Javier Echevarría has died in Rome tonight at 9:20 pm, after a respiratory failure. He was the Prelate of Opus Dei. 

Echevarría was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1932. He personally met the founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaria Escrivá. He was also his secretary for many years. 

In 1994 he was elected as prelate of Opus Dei, and John Paul II ordained him bishop. 

For years he encouraged members of Opus Dei to try to find God in their "ordinary life”, in their everyday life. They have also promoted hundred of charities, schools and universities for people from all economic backgrounds, in all continents. 

He knew Rome Reports since the news agency started operating in 2003. He appreciated the idea of offering video news that helps people understand the Pope and the Catholic Church. 

According to official data, Opus Dei has around 95,000 members all over the world.