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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.

IMF head Christine Lagarde meets with Pope Francis again

2016-01-18

Pope Francis held an apparently cordial meeting with Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary fund (IMF).

The two leaders previously met in the Vatican in December of 2014 to speak about issues regarding Europe's economic afflictions.

The International Monetary Fund  is composed of 188 countries and was established in 1944 to help countries’ manage their finances. 

Lagarde introduced Pope Francis to some of her collaborators.

SEAN HAGAN
IMF, Director of the Legal Department
"His Holiness. It's an honor. Thank you for placing so much importance on prayer.”

According to various publications, Lagarde has served as a spearhead in an efforts to increase female labor force participation as way to reduce poverty and inequality.

POPE FRANCIS
"Pray for me and I will pray for you.”

MS. CHRISTINE LAGARDE
Managing Director of the International Monetary fund (IMF)
"I will do the same. Thank you”

Lagarde is the IMF’s first female managing director. 


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