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Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
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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.

The Pope's week: World Day for Consecrated Life and visit to Roman parish

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Pope Francis will start the week presiding over a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. Thousands of consecrated people are expected to attend, since the ceremony will mark the Word Day for Consecrated Life.

On Wednesday, two important meetings will start at the Vatican. The Pontifical Council for Culture will hold its Plenary Assembly on "Women's Cultures.” The Pontifical Council for the Laity will discuss Pastoral Ministry in Big Cities.

As usual, Pope Francis will greet thousands of pilgrims at the weekly's General Audience.

On Thursday, the Pope will conclude the fourth international conference of Scholas. He is expected to have a virtual encounter with disabled children.

The Vatican's Commission for the Protection of Minors will meet for the first time on Friday. American Cardinal Sean O'Malley is its Prefect.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will pray the Angelus along with thousands of pilgrims at St. Peter's Square. Later on, he will visit an parish in the outskirts of Rome.


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