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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.

Cardinal Loris Capovilla passes away at 100-years-old

2016-05-26

He was 100-years-old and passed away today in Bergamo, Italy. Cardinal Loris Capovilla was granted the privilege to witness the history of the Church. Especially, due to his closeness with Pope John XXIII, whom he saw become a saint on April 27, 2014.

He began working with Giuseppe Roncalli in 1953, when he was still the patriarch of Venice. When he was elected Pope, Loris Capovilla continued to be his secretary in Rome.

With John XXIII, he lived near the Second Vatican Council and remained with him until he died in 1963. Since then, he went on to write about the life and work of the Good Pope.

Loris Capovilla was ordained a priest in 1940 and was a military chaplain during World War II. He was appointed bishop in 1967 and archbishop in 1971, Pope Francis made him a Cardinal in 2014.

He was the oldest cardinal and the fourth oldest bishop in the world. With his death the College of Cardinals happens to have 213 members, of which only 114 are under 80-years-old and are entitled to participate in an eventual conclave.



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