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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

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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 meets with bishops from Chile during ad limina visit

2017-02-20

Pope Francis held a meeting with all the bishops from Chile during their ad limina visit in Rome throughout this week.

One-by-one they each were able to greet Pope Francis. They brought gifts from each diocese and also expressed the affection from the whole country.

"We bring you the affection of all the people and a gift."

They then chatted for about three hours in which they discussed varied topics such as the formation of seminarians, the challenges of young people or the problem of pederasty in the Church.

As a gift, the bishops gave the pope the prayer and icon that was put in all the parishes in the country during the Year of the Mercy.


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