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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 Pope Francis is doing this week!

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Pope Francis has a full schedule this week, with busy days in Rome and an international trip on his agenda.

On Monday, he will visit some Vatican dicasteries and meet with employees there. 

As he does every week, the Pope will hold his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday morning. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend.

On Thursday, June 4th, he will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. He will celebrate Mass at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and take part in a procession that leads to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

The Chilean president Michelle Bachelet will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday.

The Pope will then head to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Saturday. A Pope has not visited that country since Pope John Paul II did so in 2003.

At noon on Sunday, June 7th, Pope Francis will pray the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace. He will also meet with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.


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