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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.

John Paul II’s Cause For Beatification Reaches The Vatican

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The life and virtues of Karol Wojtyla have been subject to rigorous scrutiny, like any other candidate for sainthood.  Just two years after his death, John Paul II is getting closer to sainthood.  The Pope needs one more thing before signing off on his beatification: the proof of a miracle.The Vatican tribunal in charge of the first phase of beatification says the cure of a French nun from Parkinson’s disease could be attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul II.
 
Msgr. Slawomir Oder
Postulator of John Paul II’s Cause

After Mass, everyone present saw it clearly.  The nun who was very sick and could hardly move suddenly was able to move her hands.

This is the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican office which processed the cases of 1,812 saints and blesseds declared by John Paul II.  Now they’re studying his case.

Cardinal José Saraiva Martins
Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
This congregation will study all the documents collected at the diocesan phase.  Different offices from the dicastery will then intervene.  We have a group of theologians, a historical commission, medical consultants when it comes to examining the supposed miracles.

The only exception applied to John Paul II’s cause was waiving the five-year waiting period. Benedict XVI announced the opening of the cause only three months after his predecessor’s death. I waived the five year waiting period after the death of Servant of God Pope John Paul II.

More than 1,000 documents on the life and miracles of John Paul II will begin to pour in to the Congregation for Saints, and theologians and cardinals will study them.

John Paul II, one of greatest men in history, is being put to the Vatican’s test, like any aspiring saint.