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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.
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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.

The favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize

2016-10-06

Friday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m., the winner of one of the most recognized awards, the Nobel Peace Prize, will be announced from Norway.

Once again this year, many of the candidates are heroes from the refugee crisis or wars in the Middle East.

Among other popular choices are Russian defender of human rights, Svetlana Gannushkina, and the White Helmets, Syrian civil defense volunteers dedicated to rescuing lives from the rubble after a bomb.

Another favorite is Nadia Murad, the Yazidi who escaped from slavery from the Islamic State.

There are three Latin Americans who are considered highly eligible: the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, together with the leader of the FARC, Timochenko; and Pope Francis.

Although the Argentine pontiff is among the candidates, he is not a favorite. This week he was asked who he thinks deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

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"I hope that at international level, setting aside the Nobel Peace Prize, there will be acknowledgement or a declaration on children, on the disabled, on minors, on civilians who have died from the bombing."

In 2015, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, for the work they did in their country promoting dialogue and helping to build a pluralistic political system.


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