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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 urges UN to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor

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Regarding the crisis in the Middle East, the Vatican asked for peaceful means to resolve the conflict. Attention to the rights of ethnic and religious minorities were also addressed.

President Jeremi gave the Pope an icon made by Serbian artists. Pope Francis, in turn, gave him a sculpture featuring several angels freeing St. Peter from prison.
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"We need angels.. to help us reach up high.”

The President of the General Assembly also met with Vatican foreign minister, Dominique Mamberti, and with Secretary of State cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

According to the Vatican, the meeting 'confirmed the Holy See's esteem for the central role the UN plays in the search for the common good of humanity'.


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