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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.

Pope's schedule: Trip to Assisi for the World Day of Prayer for Peace

2016-09-19

On Tuesday, the pope will fly to Assisi to attend the World Day of Prayer for Peace. In this ecumenical event, he will meet with representatives from other denominations, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I. 

On Wednesday, the pope will celebrate the General Audience in St. Peter's with thousands of pilgrims. 

On Saturday at noon he will meet with relatives of the victims of the Nice attacks that took place on July 14. The audience will be in Paul VI Audience Hall

On Sunday, at 10.30 a.m., he will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on account of the Jubilee for Catechists

Later that day, at noon, he will lead the Angelus prayer from the window in his office in the Apostolic Palace.

Other meetings are also scheduled throughout the week, including one with the former president of Argentina, Carlos Menem. Pope Francis will also welcome the new ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See, Sally Axworthy, who will present her credentials to the pope. 


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