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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.

Why is Pope Francis listed among the top 50 most influential Jews?

2013-11-15

It may seem like a mistake, but it's not. Pope Francis was listed among the 50 most influential Jews in the United States.

The list was published by Jewish Daily Forward, which is an American publication. From the 50 candidates, two don't have to be Jewish. They can be selected for showing respect and an understanding of Jewish culture.

It's no secret that one of the Pope's closest friends is Jewish Rabbi, Abraham Skorka, from Argentina. In fact, they both co-hosted a tv show in Buenos Aires, which focused on inter-religious dialogue. They even co-authored a book titled 'On Heaven and Earth.'

The Pope has publicly called for an end to anti-semitism and he has expressed a great interest in traveling to the Holy Land in 2014, among other reasons, as a way to end tensions between both religions.
The list has13 categories, including religion—but that's actually not the category the Pope was included in. He was listed under the 'Plus' category, which is designated for two 'non Jews.'
Along with Pope Francis, actress Angelina Jolie was listed.
 

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