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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.

Vatican calls for End to Nuclear Weapons and supports Non-proliferation at IAEA

2012-09-22

He said the two were "interdependent and mutually reinforcing” as well as "instruments not only in the fight against nuclear terrorism, but also in the concrete realization of a culture of life and of peace”. 

The organization is currently holding its 56th General Conference. It also welcomed three new countries as member. Fiji, San Marino and Trinidad and Tobago and now all Member States.

Monsignor Mamberti also stated the Holy See's support for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty as an important step to secure global security. 

He then restated the Vatican's support to build  Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, saying it would be especially helpful for the Middle East.


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