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Pope appoints new secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

July 18, 2017. The pope has named Italian biblical scholar Giacomo Morandi, 51, as secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Up until now he served as undersecretary, and will replace Luis Ladaria, who Pope Francis named prefect on July 1.
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Full text of pope's message to G20

July 7, 2017. Pope Francis sent a message to the G20, addressed to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, for authorities of major world economies from America and the European Union. In it, the pope proposed four steps of action to build "fraternal, just and peaceful societies,” as referred to in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium.
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Pope Francis approves the following 8 decrees for the Causes of Saints

July 7, 2017. Cardinal Angelo Amato, D.B., Prefect of the Congregation of Causes of Saints, and the pope authorized the following eight decrees for the Causes of Saints:
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Pope Francis makes 50,000 Euro donation to Greek island of Lesbos following earthquake

July 4, 2017. Pope Francis has made a 50,000 Euro donation to the Greek island of Lesbos following a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12.
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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
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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.

Check out the pope's weekly schedule: A new document and meeting with Vietnam president

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To start the week, the pope will release an Apostolic Letter on the occasion of the end of the Jubilee of Mercy, which concluded yesterday. It will be titled "Misericordia et Misera.”

On Wednesday, the pope will celebrate a General Audience in St. Peter's Square, where he will be likely to continue his series of catecheses on the Works of Mercy. 

That afternoon, the pope will meet with Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang, who is visiting the Vatican for the first time. 

On Saturday, the pope will attend the awards ceremony for the Ratzinger Prize, the so-called Nobel Prize of Theology. It is always awarded to a Catholic and a non-Catholic. On this occasion, the award is going to Italian Inos Biffi and the Orthodox Ioannis Kourempeles

The pope will top off this week with the Angelus prayer on Sunday, from his office overlooking St. Peter's Square. 


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