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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.
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Pope sends condolences and solidarity to Cairo after bus attack

May 26, 2017. Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, wrote a letter to His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the bus attack Friday in Cairo, which left close to 30 Coptic Christians dead, including children, and many others injured.

Beatification Process

2009-04-06

For past saints, it normally takes five years before the canonization process commences, but it was clear that at least for the masses who attended the papal funeral, John Paul was already a saint. (Santo Subito)

Mons. Slawomir Oder
Postulator for the Beatification Process of John Paul II
I am not surprised because I always said that everyone who visited the pope that was close to him, like me, for thirteen years, I saw him at least once a week, I always had the impression that I was living beside a saint.  So for me, I would say it is not a surprise. 

If you are interested in contributing your own personal encounter with John Paul, you can write to this address and follow the process on the web. 

Postulazione.GiovanniPaoloII@VicariatusUrbis.org