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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

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.

Check out what the Pope is doing this week!

2016-03-28

After Holy week, Pope Francis has a less hectic schedule as this week starts to whined down.

On Easter Monday, as is tradition, the Pope will pray to the Regina Coeli instead of his usual Angelus. 

On Wednesday, March 30th, the Pope will have his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. Thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are expected to attend. The event will take place at 10 am, local Rome time. 

Over the weekend, a special Jubilee for those devoted to the Spirituality of Divine Mercy will be celebrated.

On Friday, April 1st, The Night of Reconciliation will commence with the Jubilee Churches opening up for penance services and confessions. This will take place from 8pm to midnight.

On Saturday, April 2nd, a catechesis on mercy and the Eucharistic Adoration will commence as the Jubilee churches open their doors to welcome the pilgrims. This will take place from 9am to 2pm. 

Later that evening, the pilgrimages to the Holy Doors of the Four Major Basilicas will open; beginning with the entrance into Saint Peter's Square at 4pm, followed by the testimonies and music at 4:30pm and a prayer vigil that Pope Francis will preside over at 6pm. 

On Sunday, April 3rd, Pope Francis will preside over Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Saint Peter's Square. This will take place at 10am, local Rome time. 


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