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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.

Benedict XVI: "Hope and vigilance are fundamental in Christian life"

2010-08-09

Benedict XVI encouraged his listeners to go often to Mass – which is what he termed “an encounter with Christ to strengthen faith, hope and charity”.

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"Let us thank the Lord for the many blessings we have received and drawever closer to him in prayer, in fidelity to his commandment of love, and incommunion with his Body, the Church."


The Pope also highlighted the witness of Saints such as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, als known as Edith Stein, and Saint Maximilian Kolbe, who he said “whent through the dark period of the Second World War, but without losing sight of hope in the God of life and love”.

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