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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.

Year in Review-June: Year for Priests Inaugurated

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Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year for Priests in the month of June. Before the relics of the Cure of Ars, he said it would be a year-long opportunity to remember that the Church and society need priests.

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Our mission is indispensable for the Church and the world. It demands complete fidelity to Christ, and to always be united with Him.

Eighteen young seminarians from all across the United States spent six weeks of their summer studying in Rome during the month of June.

Ryan O’Neal
Seminarian, Loveland, Colorado

“I’m not just a Catholic, I’m a Roman Catholic. And understanding the importance of that has given me confidence going back.”

The program called “The Rome Experience,” brought American students from different walks of life together in the Eternal City to study and live.

The pope also closed the Year of Saint Paul at the end of June. He took the opportunity to explain to the world that, using a probe, scientists have been able to analyze remains found inside the sarcophagus.

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"Tiny fragments of bone were put through 14 carbon tests by experts who were unaware of their origins. And they found that they belong to a person who lived between the 1st  and 2nd centuries."

The pope also explained that inside the sarcophagus, which has never been opened before, archaeologists found the remains of tissue.

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