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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.

Pope Francis meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed

2016-09-15

Pope Francis continues to strengthen ties with the Muslim world. In the Apostolic Palace library, he met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

It was a formal, but very warm meeting. The day before, the pope had asked religious leaders from around the world to condemn terrorists who use God's name to justify violence. Mohammed bin Zayed is one of them. On his Twitter account, messages in favor of dialogue and respect are commonly seen. In fact, Pope Francis gave him a medallion symbolizing reconciliation.

During the meeting, they discussed humanitarian issues and bilateral cooperation. After the meeting, Mohammed bin Zayed, met with the Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to sign a bilateral agreement.


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