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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 weekly schedule: A new document and meeting with Vietnam president

2016-11-21

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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