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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

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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

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New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

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Vatican releases Pope's travel dates for visit to Mexico

2015-12-12

Friday, 12 February 2016

7:45        Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Havana (Cuba) 
14:00Arrival at "José Martí” International Airport of Havana 
14:15Private meeting with H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia 
16:30Signing of the Joint Declaration 
17:10Farewell between His Holiness Kirill and the Holy Father 
17:30Departure from the International Airport of Havana for Mexico City 
19:30Arrival at the "Benito Juárez” International Airport of Mexico City. Official welcome
 
Saturday 13 February 2016
09:30     WELCOMING CEREMONY at the National Palace            
                COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC 
10:15     MEETING with CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS (Discourse by the Holy Father)
11:30     MEETING with the BISHOPS of MEXICO in the Cathedral (Discourse by the Holy Father)
17:00     HOLY MASS in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Homily by the Holy Father)
 
Sunday 14 February 2016
09:20     Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec        
10:30     Holy Mass in the area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec (Homily/Angelus by the Holy Father)
12:50     Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City   
13:10     Arrival in Mexico City    
16:30     VISIT TO THE PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL "Federico Gómez”  (Greetings by the Holy Father)
18:00     MEETING WITH THE WORLD OF CULTURE in the National Auditorium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
                              
Monday 15 February 2016
07:30     Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutiérrez             
09:15     Transfer by helicopter to San Cristóbal de Las Casas      
10:15     HOLY MASS with the indigenous  community of Chiapas at the Municipal Sports (Homily by the Holy Father)
13:00     Lunch with indigenous representatives and the Papal entourage
15:00     VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS     
15:35     Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutiérrez         
16:15     MEETING with FAMILIES in "Víctor Manuel Reyna” Stadium at Tuxtla Gutiérrez  (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:10     Departure by plane for Mexico City      
20:00     Arrival at the airport in Mexico City       
                              
Tuesday 16 February 2016
07:50     Departure by airplane for Morelia         
10:00     HOLY MASS with priests, religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians (Homily by the Holy Father)
15:15     VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL
16:30     MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at "José María Morelos y Pavón” Stadium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:55     Departure by plane for Mexico City
20:00     Arrival in Mexico City    
                              
Wednesday 17 February 2016
08:35     Departure by plane for Ciudad Juárez  
10:00     Arrival at "Abraham González” International Airport in Ciudad Juárez  
10:30     Visit to a prison (CeReSo n.3)    (Discourse by the Holy Father)
12:00     MEETING with the WORLD of WORK at con il MONDO del LAVORO at the Colegio de Bachilleres dello Stato of Chihuahua (Discourse by the Holy Father)
16:00     HOLY MASS at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juárez  (Homily + greeting by the Holy Father)
19:00     DEPARTURE CEREMONY at Ciudad Juárez International Airport               
19:15     Departure by plane for Rome (Ciampino Airport)
 
Thursday 18 February 2016
14:45     Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport