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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.

Pope at Angelus: Resurrection is for everyone and not only to experience after death

2016-11-07

Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Sunday before an array of colorful umbrellas in St. Peter's Square. However, the bad weather did not stop the thousands of pilgrims from coming. Pope Francis asked them to reflect on the resurrection, because, he said, it is the cornerstone of Christianity.

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"But be careful! The resurrection is not only the fact of resurrection after death, but it is a new kind of life that we experience already, even today; it is the victory over anything that we can already anticipate."

Pope Francis recalled that belief in the resurrection is essential in every act of Christian love, so it is not short-lived, but lasts over time and give rise to new works.

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"The 'children of heaven and resurrection' are not a privileged few, but they are all men and all women, because the salvation brought by Jesus is for everyone. And the life of resurrection will be similar to that of the angels, that is, everyone immersed in the light of God, completely dedicated to His praise, in an eternity full of joy and peace."

The pope used the occasion of the Jubilee of Prisoners to ask that in prisons around the world, prisoners are treated correctly and are helped in their re-integration into society upon completion of their sentences.

Pope Francis recalled the 38 martyrs who were beatified in Albania and he praised all those who keep the faith even in the most difficult moments.

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