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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.

Be My Eyes, the app that lends blind people a pair of eyes

2015-05-02

Be My Eyes is a new application that combines technology and volunteerism. It allows people with poor vision to use their cell phone camera to record situations when they need help with things like walking through a new area or checking the expiration date on food. A volunteer with the app receives the video and helps them through the situation.

The app was created by a Danish nonprofit that connects the blind communtiy with volunteers through smartphones. When someone downloads the app, they're asked if they're blind or want to be a volunteer. 

Blind people can use the app whenever they face a difficult situation, and then volunteers receive a notification to let them know that their eyes can be of use at that moment.

It's a simple way to help people who have difficulty seeing. Be My Eyes is only available for iOS, but the company is working on an Android version. It can downloaded in English and Spanish.


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