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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.

Pope's Schedule: Meeting with Donald Trump


Pope Francis begins the week by meeting with the President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Daniel Higgins, on Monday. The next World Meeting of the Families will be held in Dublin, which is the second large meeting of the Church after WYD.

As Bishop of Rome, he will participate in the general assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference on Tuesday, which must elect its new president.

However, the most anticipated event of the week of his face-to-face with Donald Trump, which place on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., one hour before the General Audience. Pope Francis has already expressed his thoughts about the meeting. 

"I never judge a person without having heard them. I do not think I have to. When we speak to each other things will come out. I will say what I think, and he will say what he thinks.”

On Saturday, Pope Francis will visit the Italian diocese of Genoa. Then, on Sunday at 12:00 p.m., he will pray the Regina Coeli from the window of the Papal apartments with the pilgrims.