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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.

Pope's Schedule


March 3, 2014. Pope Francis started the day meeting with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Afterwards, he will meet with a large group of Spanish bishops, who are in the Vatican for their "ad Limina Apostolorum" visit. Among them, Pope Francis will meet with Msgr. Jesús Sanz Montes, archbishop of Oviedo, along with the auxiliary bishop Msrg. Juan Antonio Menéndez Fernández; also with Msgr. Camilo Lorenzo Iglesias, bishop of Astorga; with Msrg. Julián López Martín, bishop of León; with Msrg. Vicente Jiménez Zamora, bishop of Santander; with Msrg. Julián Barrio Barrio, archbishop of Santiago de Compostela; with Msrg. Alfonso Carrasco Rouco, bishop of Lugo; with Msrg. Manuel Sánchez Monge, bishop of Mondoñedo-Ferrol; with Msrg. José Leonardo Lemos Montanet, bishop of Orense y with Msrg. Luis Quinteiro Fiuza, bishop of Tui-Vigo. At 12 the Pope will gather with all Spanish bishops in the New Consistory Hall and then will receive the participants of the Italian Federation for Spiritual Excercises (FIES).