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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.

Peter Turkson: African Cardinal and president of the Council for Justice and Peace

2013-03-08

CARD. PETER TURKSON
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, President
"Religion is not a moment of someone just going to stand in a church to pray but it's a response to a basic inner desire to respond to what one calls or identifies as a fulfillment of ones life.”

He was ordained a priest in 1975.  He currently lives in Rome and serves as the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. It's a position he has held since October 2009.  

He was made a cardinal in 2003, during John Paul II's last consistory. His appointment was historic, making him the first cardinal from Ghana.
Turkson has a masters in Theology from St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in New York. Over the years he has also worked as a professor.

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