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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.

The list of countries with the most favorable opinion of Pope Francis

2016-03-31

What do you think is the country where the Pope Francis is most favored? His native Argentina? Mexico? The Philippines?

A global opinion poll conducted by the market research organization, WIN/Gallup International offers an answer that may surprise you: the country where the Pope is held with the most favorable opinion is Portugal, with 94 percent, followed by the Philippines and Argentina.

The report sought the views of more than 63,000 people in 64 different countries. It claims that Pope Francis' image is recognized on a worldwide scale by people of other religious beliefs.

This study argues that 54 percent of the world population has a positive opinion of the pontiff. Whereas, 12 percent have an unfavorable opinion and 34 percent do not have an opinion.

The survey also notes that Pope Francis is ahead of other world leaders like Obama, Merkel, Cameron or Hollande.
Algeria is the country with the most unfavorable opinion of  the Pope, with a 28 percent followed by Palestine and Turkey with 27 and 26 percent, respectively.



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