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Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.

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.

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.

Pope delivers message regarding the Olympics


During his first Wednesday audience in August, Pope Francis sent a special message to the Brazilian pilgrims, especially those from Rio de Janeiro, who will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on August 5. 

"In a world that thirsts for peace, tolerance and reconciliation, I hope that the spirit of the Olympic Games will inspire everyone, participants and spectators, to fight 'the good fight' and finish the race together. That they will desire to achieve not only a medal as a reward, but something much more valuable: the creation of a civilization where solidarity reigns, based on the recognition that we are all members of one human family, regardless of differences in culture, skin color or religion.

After witnessing the global youth uniting at WYD in Krakow, the Pope also conveyed this idea of fraternity and togetherness in his monthly "Pope Video,” which states his prayer intentions for the month of August. This month he focused on praying for brotherhood through friendly competition found in sports. 

He also commented on the common characteristics portrayed by Brazilians, thanking them for the joy, hope and hospitality they show to the world. The Pope extended his wish that the games will help them overcome difficult political situations in their country.

"And for Brazilians, who with their characteristics of joy and hospitality are organizing the sports festival, I hope that this is an opportunity to overcome the difficult times and engage in 'teamwork' for the construction of a fairer and safer country, betting on a future filled with hope and joy. God bless you all!

Surely now, with the addition of a papal blessing, the Olympic Games will have a good run from  August 5 until August 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.