Pope sends video message of peace ahead of Fatima visit

Pope sends video message of peace ahead of Fatima visit Pope : VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Portugal ahead of his visit to Fatima to mark the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s reported apparitions to three young shepherds. Speaking in Portuguese, the pope defined his two-day official visit to the Catholic shrine May 12-13 as a “pilgrimage of hope and peace” and apologized for not seeing more of the country. RELATED: The ’Splainer: Who is Our Lady of Fatima and…

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Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet Scientists :Even at only around 4 light-years, a trip from Earth to Proxima b might still take tens of thousands of years Scientists :By now, you probably have heard that astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet orbiting the star closest to our sun. That star, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light-years away. In miles, that’s like 25 trillion. The new planet’s name is Proxima b. Because its star is so relatively close, some people wonder whether it would be possible to go there.…

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Pope Francis’ schedule for Fatima visit released

Pope Francis' schedule for Fatima visit released

Pope Francis’ schedule for Fatima visit released Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017  On Monday, the Vatican released the official program for Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Portugal in May, where he’ll celebrate the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions and make a brief stop at an air base to meet the country’s president. Francis will likely make a stop at his favorite Roman basilica, Saint Mary Major, sometime before leaving Rome at 2 p.m. May 12. He’ll land at the air base in Monte Real around 4:20 p.m. local time,…

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Putin to visit Crimea for military parade

Putin to visit Crimea for military parade Russian media says Vladimir Putin could attend a May 9 military parade marking victory in WWII in Sevastopol in Crimea, which hosts the Black Sea fleet. President Vladimir Putin will make his first visit to the Crimean peninsula since Russia annexed the territory in March, in a move to bolster public support amid simmering tensions in Ukraine. Russian dailies Kommersant and Gazeta.ru reported Putin could attend a May 9 military parade marking victory in World War II in Sevastopol, which hosts the Black…

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Unlike previous popes, Francis is in no rush to visit his homeland

Unlike previous popes, Francis is in no rush to visit his homeland

Unlike previous popes, Francis is in no rush to visit his homeland Unlike : Pope Francis approaches priests with an Argentine flag as he arrives in St. Peter’s Square for his inaugural Mass at the Vatican on March 19, 2013. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Stefano Rellandini TIGRE, Argentina (RNS) The Polish pope, St. John Paul II, made nine visits to his country of birth, the first in 1979, less than a year after his election.His successor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, went to his native Germany three times, including on his first international…

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Robot Wars LIVE – We Visit the Filming!

Robot Wars LIVE - We Visit the Filming!

Robot Wars LIVE – We Visit the Filming! Fans of the iconic Robot Wars series excitedly received news that the show would be making a return to our screens this year – and what a return it looks set to be! Those who were unable to wait for the screening of the new series made their way to various locations in the UK to see it actually being filmed as a lucky member of the audience! And guess who was there too…? That’s right, your faithful writer grabbed himself a…

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