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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.

The president of Ukraine invites the Pope to visit his country

2015-11-20

(VIDEO ONLY) Pope Francis met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko this Friday during his visit to Italy. The Pope accepted his invitation to visit the country and assured him that he will never forget to pray for Ukraine, according to a message Poroshenko shared on Facebook.

The Ukrainian leader also took advantage of the opportunity to ask the Pope to complete the beatification of Andrey Sheptytsky and to begin the procedures for raising Bishop Stephen Chmil to the altars.

Among other issues, they also discussed the conflict in Ukraine. Both leaders said they hope the Minsk agreements will be followed.


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