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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.

Cardinal Franc Rodé turns 80 years old, reducing number of Cardinal electors to 113

2014-09-23

Slovenian Cardinal Franc Rodé turned 80 years old today, reducing the number of cardinal electors to 113.

The cardinal is the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

During his time as prefect, Cardinal Rodé emphasized the importance of religious life in the New Evangelization.

CARD. FRANC RODÉ
January 19, 2007
"Surely, the evangelization or the new evangelization of the world, especially in certain countries, can be fulfilled and cannot be done differently without the contribution of consecrated men and women, of religious men and women.”

He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Benedict XVI on March 24, 2006. He was also present at the conclave that elected Pope Francis. 

Cardinal Rodé will now pass to the group of cardinal non-electors, who are now 97 for a total of 210 in the College of Cardinals.


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