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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.

Pope recognizes an additional 95 martyrs from Spain's Civil War

2013-06-04

The group of 95 martyrs include 66 Marist Brothers and two laymen, as well as 17 Benedictines, led by Abel Angel Palazuelos.  A group of five Discalced Carmelites and a diocesan priest. There's also a group of nuns and three Servants of Mary, who served as Ministers to the Sick.

On October 27th, Spain's Episcopal Conference will hold a beatification celebration, towards the end of the Year of Faith.

In addition, the Pope has recognized the heroic virtues of four founders of religious congregations. They include Italian priest, Nicola Mazza, who founded the Institute for Education;

Portuguese Bishop João de Oliveira Matos, founder of the 'Liga dos servos de Jesus'. Also Giulia Crostarosa, the Italian founder of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, and the Spanish Teresa of St. Joseph, founder of the Congregation of Teresian Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph.

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