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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.

Check out the pope's schedule for this week!

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This week, most of the pope's words and declarations will come from his Masses at the chapel in his residence, Casa Santa Marta. His homilies are a good indications on the pope's thoughts for that day.

On Tuesday, the pope will release a document concerning the burial of the dead and the conservation of their ashes in case of cremation.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis will continue his series of catecheses on the works of mercy in his General Audience. This will be the third one he will devote to this issue, with which the pope wants to give a catechetical boost to this Jubilee Year.

On Friday and Saturday, the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences will brainstorm proposals for the the social inclusion of marginalized people.

On Sunday, young people from all over the world convene in Rome to debate on measures from the UN to fight against poverty, hunger, and contamination in the coming years. The pope could meet with them on Sunday afternoon, after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. The day after, Monday 31, he will travel to Sweden for the start of the events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 


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