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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.
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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.

Cardinal electors down to 113 since start of Sede Vacante, election of Pope Francis

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The three cardinals are: German Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, who turned 80 on March 5; Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop emeritus of Turin, who turned 80 on March 18; and Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, who turned 80 on March 28.

Five other prelates will turn 80 by the end of 2013, three Europeans and two Latin Americans. According to Canon Law, only cardinals under 80 years old at the start of the papal vacancy can take part in the conclave. Last month 115 of them did so, while two others gave up their right to participate.


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