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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.
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Pope sends condolences to Manchester after attack

May 23, 2017. After the deadly terrorist attack at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, the pope has sent his condolences to the victims and their families.

Pope delegate will head Legionaries of Christ

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Benedict XVI first thanked victims for coming forward and reporting abuse by Maciel.

The Vatican called Maciel’s actions “a life devoid of scruple and of genuine religious sentiment.” Reportedly, Maciel build up alibis and to gain the trust, confidence and silence of those around him, and to strengthen his role as a charismatic founder.

The Vatican also announced it will investigate the Regnum Christi and has set forward three main objectives for the future of the Legion. The first, is to redefine the Legion’s statues, which will maintaining the core of the “militia Christi”, on which the Order is based, but put an end to the sense of ‘efficiency’ at any cost.

The second objective is to redefine the secrecy within the order. The actions of the superior of the Legion should not be kept secret.

The final objective is to encourage Legionaries to maintain their enthusiasm and their faith at the center of their formation.

The Vatican underlines that the pope’s five investigators have found great collaboration and have been welcomed sincerely. It also says, that aside from its founder’s deplorable actions, the Legion is made up of a great number of religious who live exemplary, honest lives and many who have given their lives to God in a sincere manner.

The pope has shown his support for the Legion and the members of the Regnum Christi. He has assured them that the Church will be with them through this difficult period of purification.

The Legion has said it’s willing to follow any guidance from the Vatican.
 
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