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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

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.

Noel Diaz cleans the Pope's shoes on the plane

2016-02-12

(ONLY VIDEO) Noel Diaz has fulfilled a dream: He has managed to shine Pope Francis shoes. A symbolic gesture from a man, who as a boy, used to shine shoes on the streets of Tijuana. He immigrated to the United States with his mother, where they were later able to legalize their status.

Later, he founded  the television network "El Sembrador.” He will ask Pope Francis to promote immigration reform in the United States.

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"I'll give him shoeshine box as a gift, as a symbol  of how I used to make money to buy clothes for my first communion as a child. This symbolizing the hard work of all the hired workers, who struggle daily to bring bread to their tables the honest way."


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