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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.

Meet the Catholic woman who became the first armless person to fly a plane

2015-06-28

Jessica Cox was born with a major physical disability, but that hasn't stopped her from living life to the fullest. 

JESSICA COX
"Rightfooted” Documentary
"And since birth I've lived my whole life with my feet, and have done things like driving a car with my feet, learned to write all the papers in college, graduated with a degree, and became a motivational speaker, along with becoming the first armless pilot to fly with just my feet.”

The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nick Spark documented her life for years, and the end result is a film called "Rightfooted.”

JESSICA COX
"Rightfooted” Documentary
"He asked if I wanted to do this documentary, and I was interested too at the time. And we started a three year journey, which was originally only supposed to cover my wedding, but then went and the film crew followed us to Ethiopia to help with inclusive education for people with disabilities. And also to the Philippines after the super typhoon.”

As a motivational speaker, Cox has shared her wisdom and experience with thousands of people. And now she is hoping that the documentary can be an even bigger platform for her positive message.

JESSICA COX
"Rightfooted” Documentary
"The message that I hope the documentary conveys is the sanctity of life, that all life is sacred, with or without a disability. And that people with disabilities can be do great things if they're given the opportunity.”

Cox is also a Catholic, and she even met with Pope Benedict XVI after her historic flight. She said that her faith has helped her in difficult times.

JESSICA COX
"Rightfooted” Documentary
"I was truly blessed with wonderful parents, a supportive community, and a wonderful, profound faith that helped me get through my challenges.”

The movie has received positive reviews, and it won the "Best Documentary” prize at the "Mirabile Dictu” Film Festival, which is hosted by the Vatican.


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