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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.

Agenda: The Pope's vacation commences

2016-07-04

During this time of year at the Vatican things begin to slow down. The Pope usually cancels his official meetings and public events. This week, in fact, will be only fixed the Sunday Angelus prayer.

Like other years, Pope Francis plans to stay in the Vatican throughout the months of July and August.

In the last two summers, he spent the bulk of his time writing his first two documents; Evangelii Gaudium and Laudato si'. It is possible Pope Francis will be making the most of his free-time. Chances are, he is already preparing for World Youth Day.

Without a doubt, there will also be many people who pass by his residence at Casa Santa Marta. Although, he will not be as publicly present, he will still keeping himself very busy with private meetings.

On the other hand, the Vatileaks process enters its final phase. This week the Vatican prosecutors will announce their proposal and the trial will be seen for sentencing.


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