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Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed
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Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
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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.

Schedule of the week: Pope Francis will celebrate Benedict XVI 65 years of priesthood

2016-06-27

This week welcomes the month of July, which is usually the calmest month for the Pope; this year will be the exception due to the WYD celebration in Krakow.

For now, Pope Francis usual daily masses at Casa Santa Marta will not resume until September.
 
However, the last days of June will be intense for the Pope.

On Tuesday, Benedict XVI will celebrate 65 years of priesthood. Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus will once again share a public event in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican. At noon, Ratzinger will receive a book on the priesthood.

On Wednesday, June 29th, the Pope will celebrate mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, patrons of Rome. Mass will start at 9:30 am, in St. Peter's Basilica. There, as usual, Pope Francis will give the newly appointed archbishops a pallium, a wool scarf pinned on the left shoulder that symbolizes the lamb on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd.
At noon, on Wednesday and after the Mass, the Pope will pray the Angelus.

On Thursday, Pope Francis has scheduled an audience for the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the last one before summer.

The Pope's week will culminate on Sunday, July 3rd with the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace.


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