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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.

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.


Pope says elders of the Church are grandparents who must teach youth to dream


Paul Bhatti: "To forgive those who killed my brother is a sign of courage"


From convert to Cardinal: Anders Arborelius says “as a young man, I longed to become Catholic”


LIVE: Mass for 25th anniversary of Episcopal Ordination


Pope to volunteers fighting cancer: 'Good' is effective when done without seeking reward


Pope at Santa Marta: A Christian does not have a horoscope to see the future


Gregorio Rosa Chávez: I will be a cardinal on behalf of Romero


Pope Francis: Being a missionary means not going sightseeing


Pope's Schedule: Creation of five new cardinals


History comes to life through Rome's largest catacombs of Domitilla


Polish family returns Pope Francis' WYD visit: "A spiritual experience"


LIVE: Pope leads the Angelus with pilgrims from all around the world in St. Peter's Square


Nurse committing euthanasia: It was the most soul-wrenching thing I ever discovered


South Sudan Missionary: "Going there is like going down to hell"


The distribution of cardinals to change after the consistory on Wednesday


Modern-day heroes found in new short series: “City of Saints”


Pope Francis: Today we use the word "friend" superficially


Latin American presidents meet with Cardinal Parolin over crisis in Venezuela