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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.

Pope approves martyrdom of laic that refused to enroll in the SS, and of other future saints

2016-07-08

-Miracle attributed to Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (France July 4th, 1809 – January 16th, 1890), founder of the Congregation of Sisters of the Guardian Angel.

-Recognition of the martyrdom of the Martyrs of Canet de Mar (Antonio Arribas Hortigüela and six Companions, missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), murdered in Spain on September 29, 1936.

-Martyrdom of Josef Mayr-Nusser, who refused to enroll in the Nazi SS and was executed on February 24, 1945.

-The heroic virtues of Alfonso Gallegos (February 20, 1931 – October 6, 1991), agustinian recollects, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento (USA).

-Heroic virtues of Rafael Sánchez García, diocesan priest of Badajoz, Spain (June 14, 1911 – August 8, 1973)

-Heroic virtues of Andrés García Acosta, known as "Fray Andresito” (Fuerteventura, Spain, January 10, 1800 – Santiago, January 14, 1853). Franciscan laic.

-Heroic virtues of priest Giuseppe Marchetti (Italy, October 3, 1869 – December 14, 1896), co-founder of the Suore Missionarie di San Carlo Borromeo – Escalabrinianas.

-Heroic virtues of bishop Giacomo Vialedre Giacomo (Italy, February 27, 1830 – April 16, 1912). Pastor of Bordighera.

-Heroic virtues of Sor Maria Pia della Croce (Italy, December 2, 1847 – July 1 1919), founder of the Suore Crocifisse Adoratrici dell'Eucaristia.