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Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed

Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
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Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.

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.

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.

Exhibition at the Vatican Museums celebrates Vatican Radio's 80th birthday


Antonio Paolucci
Director, Vatican Museums
TheVatican Museums have done their best to prepare this small exhibitionin the entrance hall, which is a strategic location because for theyear-long survey, about 5 million people people of all languages willvisit from around the world, showing the worldwide impact of VaticanRadio.”

Theexhibition is the main event of Vatican Radio´s 80thanniversary proceedings. Alsoplanned is the publication of a book on the history of Vatican Radio,as well as the meeting of chairs of European radio stations.Thehead of the Vatican City said today that Vatican Radio has had thesame mission for its 80 years of existence: to bring the voice of thePope to the whole world, even to places where there is no religiousfreedom.

Card. Giovanni Lajolo
President, Governatorate of VaticanCity
Radioremains the appropriate instrument, and, sometimes the only, tospread a message of faith and freedom. Radio can overcome barriersand enter the houses and places where faith continues to develop insecret, at the risk of one´s own life.”

Fr. Federico Lombardi
Director, Vatican Radio

“Webelieve that we have a clear and constant mission. We serve for theproclamation of the Gospel, in a specific way, as collaborators ofthe Holy Father.”

From1940 until 1946, Vatican Radio broadcast 1,270,000 messages, 12,105hours of broadcasting that brought the voice and message of the popeto the prison camps and battlefronts of World War II.

Thesuccess of Vatican Radio is not limited to the past. With the adventof new technologies, the radio of the pope has been reinvented. Now80 years old and making the leap to internet radio and mobilepodcast, there is the hope that the new challenges facing VaticanRadio will be met with at least 80 more years of success.