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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.

Bolivian Cardinal Julio Terrazas passes away at 79

2015-12-10

The Bolivian Cardinal Julio Terrazas has died in Santa Cruz de la Sierra after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

The cardinal was a longtime friend of Pope Francis, whom he studied philosophy and theology with at the Argentine city of Cordoba. When the Pope traveled to Bolivia last July, he took time to visit Terrazas in the hospital.

Before being created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001, he was bishop of Oruro and Archbishop of Santa Cruz.

With his death, there are 217 men left in the College of Cardinals. One hundred and seventeen of them are eligible to vote in an eventual conclave.


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