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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.

Mother Angelica: The nun who revolutionized the media landscape of Catholicism

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She was, without doubt, one of the most familiar faces of the Catholic Church in the United States and died this weekend at age 92.

In 1981, with only $200 she founded her own TV network: EWTN. She made the first transmissions from the garage of her monastery and today this programming channel broadcasts 24 hours a day in 144 countries.

This sympathetic nun gained much success with her program, where she would respond to an audience, with complete clarity and tenderness to the questions about God and life. 

What television could not show is that her life was anything but easy. By the time she was six years old, her father abandoned her and her mother. A disease marked her youth until she was 20-years-old and she was miraculously cured. 

At 21, she decided to enter a convent in secret because of opposition from her mother. At 30, she  was left almost paralyzed by an accident.

She managed to fund a monastery with the money she got from selling handmade hooks. Despite all of her success, something that stuck with most of the people who knew her was her devoted life of  prayer. In fact, she participated in Eucharistic adoration several hours a day.

With her sense of goodness and fresh outlook, she led Catholic television where it had never been before: on the televisions of millions around the world.


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