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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.

LIVE: Rimini Meeting kicks off

2015-08-20

(-VIDEO ONLY-) The annual meeting of Rimini kicks off on Thursday, August 20th. It begins with a round table discussion where the topic is: Religion in part of the Solution, not the Problem. Speakers include leaders of the Catholic, Jewish and Muslim faiths. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, also issued a video message that will be aired. 

The Rimini meeting is led by the Communion and Liberation movement. The first gathering was held back in 1980. This year, more than 800,000 people are expected. 

In light of the meeting, Pope Francis issued a message, highlighting how these type of meetings encourage people of all faiths, to find true, divine love.