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Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed
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Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
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Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.
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Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

June 16, 2017. Thepope has named French priest Bruno Marie Duffé, from Lyon, number two of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He will be in charge of one of the key offices in the Vatican Curia.
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Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

June 9, 2017. The Vatican has confirmed that on Saturday, June 17, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Pope Francis. Both have previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013, two months after Pope Francis was elected pontiff.
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Pope Francis to meet with Venezuelan bishops on June 8

June 5, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Venezuelan bishops next Thursday to discuss the situation their country is facing.
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New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

May 31, 2017. The Brazilian priest Alexandre Awi Mello, the National Director of Brazil's Schönstatt Movement, will serve as the new secretary. He was born Rio de Janeiro in 1971, and ordained a priest in 2001.

Journalists Take Course On Covering The Catholic Church

2009-04-02

That’s why a university in Rome is offering a course for journalists interested in specializing in covering religion.

Manuel Sánchez
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
 

This isn’t a course thought to speak about the Church in an apologetic way, instead it gives information on the Church from a professional, informative and very scientific point of view. It  is definitely very academic.

 

Among the topics that will be covered this year are: the historicity of the Gospels, inter-religious dialogue and the relationship between Church and Science.


Manuel Sánchez
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
 
For example, we talk about the Church and nature, the economic crisis seen from a Christian point of view, the structure of the roman curia and the moral structure of the Church when covering issues related to sexual ethics.

 

The initiative was born in 2006 at the request of journalists and "vaticanists" covering the Vatican.

Andrés Beltramo Álvarez
Correspondent, Notimex
 
It shows how important it is to be up to date because the Holy See is the religious source, and although is ancient it’s in constant dynamism, thus forcing us to learn, study in depth and find new points of reference
to work more professionally.


The ideal way to inform about the Catholic Church, as one of the participants says, is through in-depth study and by keeping close contact with the people that really know it.


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