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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's Schedule: Trip to Egypt


Pope Francis will begin the week by meeting with his Council of Cardinals. It is their 19th meeting since it was established, and they will preside over meetings from Monday to Wednesday.

Pope Francis will not miss his weekly Wednesday General Audience with pilgrims. The last catechesis' have been devoted to reflecting on Christian hope

On Friday and Saturday, a major trip to Egypt awaits. The aim is to mobilize the Muslim world against extremism, and to create bridges with Islam.

During the trip, Pope Francis will address one of the oldest Christian communities, as well as meet again with Patriarch Bartholomew.

Pope Francis will not rest on Sunday, as he will meet with members of Italian Catholic Action before praying the Regina Coeli, which replaces the Angelus during the Easter season. 

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