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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.
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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.
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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.

Trump visits the pope Wednesday

2017-05-23

The face-to-face between Pope Francis and Trump will be brief but surely intense. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., and Pope Francis is then expected to hold the General Audience at St. Peter's Square at 9:30 a.m. 

In fact, to make as little changes to the weekly schedule as possible, Trump will not enter the Vatican through St. Peter's Square. Instead, he could arrive by helicopter or by car through a lateral access, at the the door of the "Perugino.”

Donald Trump will be accompanied by First Lady Melania. After his meeting with Pope Francis, he will speak with Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. Afterwards, they will visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Following his visit to the Vatican, Trump will meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Meanwhile, his wife Melania will visit the pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù. Ivanka will participate in a meeting on human trafficking organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio.


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