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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

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.

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.

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.

ROME REPORTS' “Pope Francis In His Own Words” premieres in the Vatican


To understand a leader it is essential to know his past. That is exactly what the new documentary by ROME REPORTS and the Midwest Theological Forum does. It was presented by Cardinal Santos Abril at the Vatican in an event that was attended by many ambassadors and other authorities.

Archpriest, Basilica of St. Mary Major
"The footage of this documentary shows moments in the life of the pope when he was in Argentina, Rome, and other countries he visited, where he speaks about himself and what he has done in the past three years.”

The documentary compiles the most important quotes that the pope has said about himself. Quotes that sometimes have been overlooked by the media, but that reveal many interesting details about his personal life. 

Director, "Pope Francis In His Own Words”
"These details from the past help us understand the present. They allow us to understand why the pope behaves in certain ways or why he makes certain decisions. His figure is better understood when you take a look at his past.”

Pope Francis reveals details about his childhood, the mark that his mother and grandmother left on him, and the things they taught him that shaped his personality. 

He also talks about crucial moments in his life, like September 21, 1953.

Director "El Papa Francisco visto por sí mismo”
"I think that the documentary is especially important in the light of the next synod about priestly vocations. It is an important issue for the Church; one that young people will use as a template. Understanding and assessing the pope's vocation is a model for new generations.”

This is what Pope Francis thinks, remembers, and says about himself: his autobiography in front of the cameras. All this, for the first time, is shown in a documentary in English and Spanish, that has premiered in countries such as the United States and India.