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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.

An innovative game for diagnosing tuberculosis

2015-04-11

To diagnose tuberculosis, doctors must analyze an average of 100 images. It's a long process that requires identifying and counting the bacteria which cause the disease. The researchers behind a new program called TuberSpot want to make the practice more attractive. That's why they've created a video game platform to diagnose the disease.

Players can help analyze actual images of patient samples, and they don't have to be experts in medicine. The game requires them to seek and "hunt” bacteria before they run out of time.

Tuberculosis affects the lungs and the disease spreads through the air. According to the World Health Organization, ten million people develop TB every year. It killed more than one million humans in 2013. 

Spanish researchers created TuberSpot for International Tuberculosis Day, which takes place on March 24. The application is now available on Google Play and can be played on desktop web browsers too. 


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