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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.

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.
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Pope sends condolences and solidarity to Cairo after bus attack

May 26, 2017. Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, wrote a letter to His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the bus attack Friday in Cairo, which left close to 30 Coptic Christians dead, including children, and many others injured.

Pope Francis, Malachy and the conclave 'prophecies'


Within the writing of St. Malachy, the situation is no better. According to writer Vittorio Messori,  they are apocalyptic prophecies based on factual mistakes.


"Here we enter a topic that has little or nothing to do with a serious reflexion. The prophecies of St. Malachy in reality are not his. They're a farce, an apocrypha established in the 1500's about a power struggle during a conclave. They are false, but certainly interesting, because by chance a few of them will seem to be true.”

In theory, Nostradamus spoke about the arrival of a black Pope. Pope Francis wears white of course, but Jorge Bergoglio does belong to the Jesuit Order, who's leader is informally known as the black Pope. He's not African, but the term refers to the black priestly clothes he wears and his influence when it comes to decision-making.

Malachy, on the other hand, spoke about a Pope from the ends of the world. If this sound familiar, it's because they're the same words Pope Francis said on the balcony on his election night.

Written in very vague phrases, there are no indications that their apocalyptic prophecies are any different than say the Mayan prediction, which foresaw the end of the world on December 21, 2012, which obviously, did not happen.