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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 Geraldo Majella Agnelo turns 80, cardinal electors down to 109

2013-10-19

The Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador de Bahia, Cardinal Geraldo Agnelo, will turn 80 years old on October 19. He will becomeineligible to vote in a future conclave, bringing down the number of papal electors to 109.   

The Brazilian prelate has served as vice president for CELAM, the Latin American bishops' group. John Paul II made him cardinal in 2001, and he holds very dear memories of the late Pope.

CARD. GERALDO AGNELO
Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)
January 31, 2011
"During his last few years, when I would visit him, I wouldn't ask him anything. I didn't want him to answer anything because it was hard for him to speak. I would tell him things without expecting an response.”

Cardinal Agnelo took part in the conclaves that elected Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.


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