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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 Francis on the Special Olympics: "The most beautiful victory is to overcome oneself"

2017-02-17

"The most beautiful victory is to overcome oneself.” With these words, Pope Francis received the athletes of next March Special Olympics in Austria. 

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"Seeing a beautiful smile on your face, and the great happiness in your eyes when you have achieved success in a competition- and the most beautiful victory is overcoming oneself - we realize what is meant by a sincere and well merited joy. FLASH. You are a sign of hope for all those who work for a more inclusive society."

The participants came loaded with gifts for the pope who, in addition to praising the value of sports, reminded them of the motto for the next Special Olympics: "Heartbeat for the world."


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