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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.

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 Francis meets with the President of Uruguay


The pope gave a warm welcome to the Uruguayan president, Tabaré Vázquez, with whom he met for 40 minutes.
Vázquez is touring four countries in Europe this week.

During their meeting, they spoke about the contributions of the Church in Uruguay, and the social and humanitarian situation of the country and the whole South American continent. Lately, Tabaré Vázquez has stated that he wanted to ask the pope to open the Vatican archives about the dictatorship in Uruguay in the 70s and 80s.
The pope gave him a copy of his three most important works, and a medallion with the following inscription: "The desert will become a garden.”
The ambassador was joined by his wife, his son, and his country's ambassador to the Holy See.
The pope and Vázquez said farewell, but the Uruguayan president was not done in the Vatican. He had another meeting scheduled today with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.