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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 schedule for this week: Maradona and a new Jesuit Superior General

2016-10-10

Pope Francis starts off his week with an eye on the General Congregation of the Jesuits and the imminent election of their new Superior General. Pope Francis will be the first person, outside the General Congregation, that will know the name of the 31st successor of St. Ignatius.

On Wednesday, the pope will celebrate his weekly General Audience, in St. Peter's Square, at 10 a.m., where he will be joined by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. 

It is expected that, at some point during the day, the pope will meet with some of the soccer stars that will be in Rome to play in the Match for Peace, like Maradona or Ronaldinho. The match will take place on Wednesday evening at the Olympic Stadium.

On Sunday, the pope will celebrate Mass and lead the canonization ceremony that will recognize seven new saints in the Catholic Church.

They are: 
Salomon Leclerq
José Sánchez del Río
Manuel González García
Ludovico Pavoni
Alfonso María Fusco
José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero
Elizabeth of the Trinity

After the ceremony, at noon, the pope will lead the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square with thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. 


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