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Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed
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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.

Verbum, a comprehensive, interactive library to study faith with your smartphone

2015-05-23

Often, finding teaching materials that include reliable information about religion and Church teachings can be complex and complicated. A smartphone app called Verbum aims to simplify the process. It includes a comprehensive, interactive library for studying Christianity with your smartphone.

If a user wants to better understand the Scriptures, Church Tradition, or explore the Bible, all of that information is available in the app.

Concepts of faith can be reviewed easily, and with a single click, it's possible to look up the definition of certain words. Each search term includes options for further study.

The app also includes maps and infographics which enable the user to locate where exactly some of the Bible's most important passages occurred. For example, it's possible to see where Jesus preached in Galilee. 

Users can also purchase books from the application and keep them stored on their smartphones.

The application is available in French, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. It is available both on Web browsers and as an app for iOS and Android devices.


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