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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.
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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.

Vatican suspends German bishop accused of misusing Church funds on official home


October 23, 2013 (Romereports.com) TheVatican announced that it was temporarily suspending the Germanbishop accused of misusing Church funds to renovate his official homein the Diocese of Limburg. 

Ina statement, the Vatican said Pope Francis had been fully informed onthe subject, and that before taking any definitive action, they wouldwait on the results of a commission appointed to investigate theissue. 

Thatgroup will look into the estimated $42 million in expenses BishopFranz-PeterTebartz-van Els spent on renovating his episcopal home and pastoralcenter. Initially, the diocese had only approved $6.8 million

TheVatican appointed the Limburg's vicar general to lead the diocese,while the commission concludes its investigation and a final decisionis made.

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