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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.

Celebrating the anniversary of their congregation with Pope Francis

2015-04-19

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament came to Rome with commemorative scarves and a large banner marking the 300th anniversary of their congregation. The group of 90 came from all over the world to St. Peter's Square to celebrate their group's third centenary and commemorate the life of their founder, Pierre Vigne.

SISTER CATHERINE MURPHY
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
"We began in France, and then we joined up, spread out to Italy, and then Brazil, and Spain as well. And Ireland. FLASH 1:30 We wanted to see the Pope because a lot of us haven't met the Pope before and this is part of our celebration to come to the papal audience.” 
 
After 300 years, the organization is still going strong. The sisters continue to embrace the vision of their founder in their daily work.

SISTER CATHERINE MURPHY
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
"The activities are teaching and nursing and parish work and visiting the sick.”

Michele is not a nun but she help the congregation with its daily work. She is responsible for teaching catechism to children and helping the sisters however she can.

MICHELE
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
"I have belonged to the Congregation since my daughter went to school. I have known the whole congregation.”

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament has helped young people, the sick, and others for more than three centuries. Their founder was beatified in 2004. They now hope for his canonization.


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