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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.

Cardinal Levada turns 80 and loses his right to participate in a conclave

2016-06-15

US Cardinal William Joseph Levada turns 80-years-old. That means he loses his right to vote in an eventual conclave. With his birthday, the number of cardinal electors drops to 113.

Cardinal Levada is from California and was appointed bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1983. Three years later, he became archbishop of Portland and San Francisco in 1995. In 2005, Benedict XVI appointed him Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a job duty he later described in 2008.

CARDINAL LEVADA
April 2008
"We are here to help in a certain sense to guarantee a trademark that is the Catholic faith.” 

He became a Cardinal in 2006 and he has only participated in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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