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Vatican comments on situation of missing Chinese Bishop Shao Zhumin

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Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

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Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

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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

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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.

Pope at Santa Marta: God's peace is a real peace, that doesn't deny the reality of life

2017-05-16

At his morning homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis emphasized that despite life's trials, God's peace is always real and present. 

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"There is suffering, there are sicknesses, there are so many bad things, there are wars... but that peace from within, which is a gift, is not lost, but it goes on bearing the Cross and suffering. Peace without the cross is not the peace of Jesus."

He concluded with a quote by St. Augustine, in which he said that "the life of a Christian is a walk between the world's persecutions and the consolation of God.” In both the good and the bad, one must "never lose interior peace.”


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