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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.

The pope appoints a woman to lead the Vatican Museums

2016-12-20

Her name is Barbara Jatta, and she will be the first woman to lead the Vatican Museums, one of the most important in the world. She has worked for years in the Vatican Library, where she was in charge of restoration of engravings. 

She was the commissioner of a great exhibition in Rome with works that had never before left the Vatican. 

BARBARA JATTA
Vatican Apostolic Library
"Maybe the most important is the Bodmer Papyrus 14-15, that is, the first known transcript of the Gospel, which dates from the end of the second century to beginnings of the third.”

For six months, she had been the main collaborator of the former director, Antonio Paolucci. 

After January 1st, this Roman scholar will be in charge of the third most visited museum in the world, after the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. 



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