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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.

Getting to know the Holy Shroud with an app

2015-06-13

The Holy Shroud remains an inexplicable mystery to this day, and it continues to draw international attention. Pope Francis will visit Turin to pray in front of the Shroud on June 21st. For anyone who wants to learn about the mysteries of the Shroud, there's now an app to help. 

The app contains images and little known facts. For example, it has information about the man who brought the Shroud to Turin. In another part,  the sections of the Shroud where Jesus' face appear are examined.

The articles and documents in the app give the user a deep understanding of the drama behind the Shroud. A user can discover the time and place where it was discovered, with visual aids built into the application.

It contains information about the ancient Holy Land, Jewish culture in the first century, and the Passion and Resurrection of Christ.

The app is free and is available in English and Spanish. It can be used on iOS or Android, for smartphones and tablets. 

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