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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.

Film on Mexico's religious persecution: “For Greater Glory” to be released in Mexico and the US

2012-03-21

The film deals with Mexicos so called "Cristero War,” which broke out in 1926. The war was fueled by religious persecution, but people fought back, hence the name "Cristeros” for Christ.

Among the actors is Eduardo Verastegui, who plays the role of a martyr named Anacleto Gonzalez. He was a family man who died forgiving his murderers.

The film is directed by Dean Wright who worked on big name films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. In the US it will be released on June 1st.

In fact, a preview of the movie was shown at World Youth Day in Madrid.  Also Mexicos former president, Vicente Fox, recently saw the film after showing interest in the project. As far as production costs, the movie  "For Greater Glory,” is the most expensive in Mexicos history.


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