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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 meets families from 2016 Bangladesh terrorist attack


Following the July 2016 terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh with around 30 causalities, Pope Francis invited family members of the victims to a private audience with him. 
Monsignor Valentino Di Cerbo, the Bishop of Alife-Caiazzo, in southern Italy also attended to remember one of the 18 foreigners, an Italian man from his diocese, who was killed in the attack.

Bishop of Alife-Caiazzo (Italy)
"However, we want to thank you for your kindness and charity for those who have suffered due to this tragedy on July 1, 2016.”

Pope Francis blessed those present and explained that in the wake of terror, there are two paths to take. He urged those present to take the path of goodness and forgiveness.  

As an example of this, the children present carried little olive tree plants as a sign of peace, harmony and hope for the future.