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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.

Irish Bishops to Pope: We'll collaborate with civil authorities on child abuse scandals

2010-02-16

They examined the failure of Irish Church authorities for manyyears to act effectively in dealing with cases involving the sexualabuse of young people by some Irish clergy and religious.

TheBishops spoke frankly of the sense of pain and anger, betrayal, scandaland shame expressed to them on numerous occasions by those who had beenabused.

They also emphasized their commitment to cooperationwith the statutory authorities in Ireland – North and South – and withthe National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church inIreland to guarantee that the Church’s standards, policies andprocedures represent best practice in this area
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