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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.

A new test for discovering vocation

2009-09-15

It’s not common, however, also to see a test for discovering one’s own vocation. That’s what vocationmatch.com offers on its website. Since it opened three years ago it’s attracted some 20,000 people.

"It might be quite useful perhaps to give few ideas, thing the main of thought before".

"The Internet is so brilliant results to try find if for basic information and then you could put it together. Especially for young people it will be useful".


The test has 11 questions, like “how many times a day do you pray? what kind of acts of charity do you do? how many languages do you speak,” or “where in the world would you like to live?”

Other questions touch on the necessary qualities for religious life or what qualities one can bring to a congregation.

Once the test is complete, the program displays the religious orders that more closely match the characteristics of the person. If the test taker wishes, he can send an email, receive information on these religious to get to know them better or to become part of them in the future.

The site has three blogs on the work of various orders around the world, on religious experiences, and general information on Christianity. There’s also a section that features testimonies explaining what a vocation is.

Vocationmatch.com attracts curious people from all over the world, and besides being a game, it could mean a radical change in the life of many young people.