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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.

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

2017-01-23

On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

First, a miracle was attributed to the intercession of Ven. Arsenio da Trigolo (1849-1909), a Capuchin Franciscan priest who founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation.

The following received decrees of heroic virtues:
- Fr. Raymundo Jardón Herrera (1887-1934), a diocesan priest from Mexico.
- Fr. Juan Sáez Hurtado (1897-1982), a diocesan priest from Spain.
- Fr. Ignazio Beschin (1880-1952), a Franciscan priest.
- Fr. Joseph Vandor (1909-79), a Hungarian Salesian priest who served in Cuba.
- Fr. Francesco Convertini (1898-1976), an Italian Salesian priest who served in India.
- Sr. Maria Addolorata De Pascali (1897-1981), foundress of the Sisters Disciples of the Sacred Heart.
- Jan Tyranowski (1900-47), a Polish Catholic layman who profoundly influenced Pope St. John Paul II.


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