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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.

Check out what the Pope's doing this week!

2015-04-20

On Monday, April 20th, Pope Francis will meet with Slovenia's new ambassador to the Holy See. The envoy will present his credentials to the Pope.

On the same day, the Holy See Press Office will host a press conference about the canonization of Junipero Serra, the Franciscan friar who will become a saint during the Pope's trip to the United States.

The Pope's weekly general audience will be held on Wednesday, with thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world expected to attend. 

The new ambassador from Colombia will present his credentials to the Holy Father on Saturday.

The next day, April 26th, Pope Francis will ordain priests in St. Peter's Basilica. The celebration will begin at about 9:00 a.m. local time.

Pope John Paul II started the ordination tradition in 1993, and it is repeated every year during the fourth Sunday of Easter, which is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

After the ordinations, the Pope will pray the Regina Coeli from the window of the Apostolic Palace.

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