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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 asks to pray for the youth in April, so that they are moved by great causes


For the month of April, Pope Francis asks to pray for the young, so that they may be involved in the great causes of today's world, such as aiding emigrants.

Pope Francis acknowledges that getting caught up in the moment is easy, but in his video he invites young people to reflect and make a personal change that will help them improve their future.

"Do not let others be the protagonists of change. You young people are the future. Let them go to work for a better world. It is a challenge, yes it is a challenge. Do you accept it?"

According to the International Labor Organization, approximately 71 million young people worldwide are unemployed. In a survey of 28 countries, almost 25 percent of 15 to 29 year olds neither study nor work.