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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.

New documentary on confession and stories of reconciliation with God


What if one could "erase” bad experiences from the past and have the possibility to start from zero? This is what the campaign "Reset” proposes through confession and reconciliation with God.

After years of being separated from the Church, several people talk about their reconciliation with God and confession. They say it helped them restart their life again and rid themselves of the heavy load they were carrying that wouldn't let them peacefully continue with their lives. 

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"We looked for different people who had a positive experience with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The help of parish priests was important for facilitating contact with these people, who I think have been very brave. Many of them had not gone to confession for a long time and what they share are true conversion stories.”
"I left there as a different person. I believe that at that moment, and through confession, God renewed me. It's hard in the beginning, as it makes you feel embarrassed, but the moment you see it through a different perspective at the end you say: 'No fear.' It's totally the opposite, because you remember what you have received. What I received in that first confession and what I felt, I wouldn't change it for anything."

People of very different ages, environments and styles explain how confession has helped them find themselves and get rid of what they no longer needed in their lives.

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"Those files, those photos, all that stuff that we say: 'It bothers me, it weighs me down', is filling our hard drive with useless things and I want to empty it to fill it with other things. We think this comparison can help many young people understand what the sacrament of reconciliation is." 

"Confession is like when you have a bottle of dirty water and you want to empty it and refill it to make it clean." 

"You can say to yourself, 'Oh Lord, how bad I feel!', But it is true that in the end, that need of 'I absolve you from your sins' is what we all need to hear.”

"I have sometimes gone to the confessional with real heavy sins, thinking that they were going to throw me out of the church. Yet what I have found is a kind, understanding and affectionate person that has helped me to reconcile myself to God and also to myself." 

Sometimes people only need that: to feel understood, to leave behind the past through forgiveness towards oneself and... to start again.

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