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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's Agenda: a meeting with Prime Minister of Ireland to discuss future trip to Dublin

2016-11-28

On Monday morning, Pope Francis will meet in the Apostolic Palace with scientists from all over the world. They are meeting with the Pontifical Academy of Science and among them probably will be also Stephen Hawking

They have been in Rome since last week for the Science and Sustainability event on the impacts of scientific knowledge and technology on society and the environment. 

The pope will also meet with the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, to discuss the pope's future trip to Ireland in 2018 for the International Meeting of Families. 

On Wednesday morning, Pope Francis will once again hold his General Audience. It will most likely be in St. Peter's Square for all the pilgrims visiting that week. 

Thursday will be a movie day because the Vatican will preview the latest Martin Scorsese film, "Silence" which tells the story of two Jesuit priests in Japan. The "Oscar-nominated" director could also be present.

On Friday, the Pope will meet with the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez. 

He will also attend the first of four meditations during the month of December delivered by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, who is the official preacher of the papal household. 

He will finish off his week of meetings with his Angelus prayer from his window in St. Peter's Square on Sunday afternoon. 


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