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Names of archbishops to receive pallium from Pope Francis

June 28, 2017. On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis will bless the palliums of the Metropolitan Archbishops. This year, 36 have been appointed. The list is as followed

Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

June 26, 2017. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, from Wenzhou in Continental China, was taken into custody by Chinese police on Easter weekend 2017. While recognized as a bishop in the Catholic Church, he is an unofficial bishop or "underground” in China, since the Chinese government does not recognize him as religious.
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Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.

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.

Social networks anticipate Pope Francis' trip to Fatima


The next apostolic trip Pope Francis takes is to Fatima to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions of the Our Lady of Fatima. However,  the anniversary events can be followed closely from any computer or smart phone.

The official website "Shrine of Fatima"and "Fatima17" will stream the entire trip and through their Twitter and Facebook accounts: Shrine of Fatima and First Christians in both Spanish and English.

Additionally, Rome Reports will provide continuous information of the pope's movements in Portugal, in Spanish and in English.

The hashtag #Fatima100 allows one to follow the comments and special moments of the trip on Twitter. Some of the accounts that are worth following: @RealChristian14, @TotalCatholic, and @ChurchPop. The account with the most symbolic images of the trip will be the Roman Observatory, @oss_romano.

For those who want more information about the history and life of the three children, the web "Pastorinhos" and "Armada Blanca" offer all the information data of the apparitions in seven languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Polish.

The Vatican website also lists the explanation of the secrets of Fatima written in 2000 by Cardinal Ratzinger.

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