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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.

Pope Requests Priority For Workers In Crisis

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Benedict XVI

To denounce these fundamental errors shown by the fall of major American banks, one must understand that the errors lie deep in human greed as a sin. 
 
Benedict XVI also spoke about his awaited third encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” on the Church’s social doctrine. The Pope said it is difficult to complete because of the social changes the economic crisis is bringing. 

Benedict XVI
We have been for some time preparing an encyclical on these topics and in the long run it has been hard to speak with expertise, because if these issues dealing with the economy are not said with expertise the document will not be credible.

The meeting turned to a lighter tone when one of the priests recited a poem of the Pope in traditional roman dialect.

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Benedict XVI

Poetry is deeply rooted in the roman heart. This is a natural gift the Lord has given the Romans and a gift of natural charisma that precedes the Church.

This round table between the Pope and the priests of his Diocese of Rome is a tradition that is held each year during the first days of Lent.

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