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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.

Pope Francis to meet with Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo next Saturday

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Sunday, March 17 

10AM: Holy Mass, St. Ann Parish in the Vatican 

12PM: Angelus from Pontifical Household 

Monday, March 18 
12:50PM: Audience with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Casa Santa Marta 

Tuesday, March 19 
9:30AM: Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square. (Access to plaza at 6:30AM). 

After the ceremony, the Pope removes his vestments at the Chapel of the Pieta, and will receive the leader of the official delegations at the Confessional Altar inside the Basilica. He then has lunch at Casa Santa Marta. 

Wednesday, March 20 
11AM: Audience with delegates from other Christian denominations, Clementine Hall 

Friday, March 22 
11AM: Audience with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Regal Hall 

Saturday, March 23 
12PM: Departs by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo 

12:15PM: Lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI 

Sunday, March 24 
9:30AM: Eucharistic Celebration for Palm Sunday, St. Peter's Square. 

12PM: Angelus at St. Peter's Square