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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.

Schedule for the week: Pope to receive prestigious European Charlemagne Prize

2016-05-02

The Pope's week will begin to speed up on Wednesday, May 4th,  at 9:50 am. Pope Francis will hold a General Audience where he will greet the pilgrims present and deliver a catechesis.

On Thursday, May 5th, at 6:00 pm, he will hold a Prayer vigil for all those in need of consolation in Saint Peter's Basilica. 

On Friday, May 6th, starting at noon, in the Regal Room of the Vatican, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the delivery of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis. He has been awarded the Prize for 2016 in recognition of his efforts at global peace, cross-cultural understanding and unity of Europe.  

At 5:00 pm, the new Swiss Guard recruits will take their Oath of Loyalty in the historic St. Damaso Courtyard within the Vatican. Pope Francis will not be in attendance. 

On Sunday, May 8th, the week will conclude with the traditional Regina Coeli prayer. The Pope will appear at the window of the papal apartments at noon to lead the prayer with pilgrims in the square.


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