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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.

Pope expresses condolences for victims of Boston Marathon explosions

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In it, the Pope expressed his "sympathy and closeness in prayer,” with the victims of this "senseless tragedy.” He also prayed for peace of the people killed, and consolation and strength for the survivors and emergency responders. The telegram ends with the Pope's call to unity and to face evil by doing good.

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HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL SEAN O’MALLEY
ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON

DEEPLY GRIEVED BY NEWS OF THE LOSS OF LIFE AND GRAVE INJURIES CAUSED BY THE ACT OF VIOLENCE PERPETRATED LAST EVENING IN BOSTON, HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS WISHES ME TO ASSURE YOU OF HIS SYMPATHY AND CLOSENESS IN PRAYER. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY, HIS HOLINESS INVOKES GOD’S PEACE UPON THE DEAD, HIS CONSOLATION UPON THE SUFFERING AND HIS STRENGTH UPON ALL THOSE ENGAGED IN THE CONTINUING WORK OF RELIEF AND RESPONSE. AT THIS TIME OF MOURNING THE HOLY FATHER PRAYS THAT ALL BOSTONIANS WILL BE UNITED IN A RESOLVE NOT TO BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT TO COMBAT EVIL WITH GOOD (CF. ROM 12:21), WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD AN EVER MORE JUST, FREE AND SECURE SOCIETY FOR GENERATIONS YET TO COME.

CARDINAL TARCISIO BERTONE
SECRETARY OF STATE


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