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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.

Pope on 70th anniversary of end of WWII: May humanity learn from past mistakes

2015-05-06

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis made reference to a special anniversary. On May 7th, 1945 Nazi Germany surrendered and World War II officially ended. The Pope had this to say about war. 

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"I call on society to learn from the mistakes of the past and that, faced with the current conflicts that are tearing various regions of the world apart, may all civil leaders persevere in their search for the common good and in the promotion of a culture of peace.”

Back in 2014, on the 100th anniversary of World War I, Pope Francis also highlighted the need to remember the lessons of history and the tragedy that comes with war. 

World War II lasted six years, ending the lives of an estimated 60 million people. 


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