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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 Francis announces canonization date for Thérèse of Lisieux's parents

2015-06-30

"Blesseds Vincenzo Gross, Maria of the Immaculate Conception, and Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin Martin, spouses.”

The Pope has announced when the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will be canonized. It will take place on October 18th and will coincide with the Synod on the Family. The Pope made the official announcement during an ordinary public consistory on Saturday, June 27th. 

In March of this year, Pope Francis recognized the second miracle needed to canonize both parents of the saint. A girl from Spain named Carmen was inexplicably cured from a cerebral hemorrhage that was damaging her lungs and heart. She is now healthy and living a normal life.

Two other saints will be canonized on the same day: Vincenzo Grossi, the founder of the Daughters of the Oratory; and Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception, Superior of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross.

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