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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.

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien: “Christians of the Holy Land, feel themselves limited in so many ways”

2012-07-19

American Cardinal Edwin O'Brien is the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, which is a lay institution. 

With the current instability, Cardinal O'Brien says that helping Christians in Israel is critical, as  more and more feel limited in every day life. 

CARD. EDWIN O'BRIEN
Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre 
"To gain great support for the Church and the Christians of the Holy Land. I'm learning a lot day after day as far as what is going on there.”

The flight of Christians from the Holy Land has been an issue for years. Ironically, as native Israeli Christians continue to flee, thousands of Christian immigrants from other countries are arriving to the Holy Land, in hopes of finding employment.  


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