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Pope's weekly schedule: He visits Fatima for 100th anniversary

This week, Pope Francis will be preparing for his next upcoming Apostolic trip: Fatima. He will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. ; Leading up to the trip, he will hold his weekly General Audience on Wednesday morning. He has been doing a series on hope for several weeks now and will likely continue this theme with the pilgrims present this week. ; On Friday afternoon, the pope will depart from Fiumicino airport and go to Portugal. He will then participate in a welcome ceremony and a meeting with the President of the Republic before he visits the Fatima Stadium and prays the rosary. ; Saturday he will visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and greet the bishops from Portugal before returning back home to Rome. ; Back at the Vatican on Sunday afternoon, he will lead the Regina Coeli with all the pilgrims who are gathered in St. Peter's Square. ; MB RR -F -PR Up:JC