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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.
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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.

Google remembers Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral

2011-07-12

The search engine decorated its logo with a picture of the famous Orthodox church, known for its multicolored dome-shaped architecture.

The prince known as “Ivan the Terrible” ordered its construction in 1554 as a way to commemorate the conquest of Kazan. Its official name was The Cathedral of the Intercession of Mary, because it was blessed on October 1st, the day dedicated to this feast.

The Church is surrounded by history, including  the failed attempt of Napoleon who according to legend, tried to transfer the structure to Paris. In 1918 the communist  party confiscated the items inside the Church before closing it. The building was later turned into a museum, but in 1990 after almost 70 years it was reopened for worship.

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