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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.

Australian Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passes away

2014-08-04

Australian Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy, passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. Pope Francis sent his condolences to the Archdiocese of Sydney, commending the late Cardinal's dedication to the Church. 

He was made a Cardinal by John Paul II back in 1988. For years, he served as the President of Australia's Bishops' Conference. 

The Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney, also played a key role in the cause for canonization of the first and only Australian saint, St. Mary Mackillop. 

With his death, the College of Cardinals decreases to 211 members. The number of Cardinal electors, remains at 118, since Clancy was already over the age of 80, making him ineligible to vote in a conclave. 



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