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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.

Prominent Jewish leaders to attend the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

2014-04-26

Over 20 leaders from the Jewish community will be attending the canonization events taking place Sunday in St. Peter’s Square. Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland; Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome; and Oded Wiener, Chief Rabbinate of Israel are three of the head Jewish leaders who will participate in Sunday’s events. 

The director of interrelgious affairs for the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi David Rosen, will also be in attendance. 

Two personal friends of Pope Francis, Rabbi Abraham Skorka of the Rabbinical Seminary of Buenos Aires; and Claudio Epelman, Executive Director of the Latin American Jewish Congress, will also be present.