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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.
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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 weekly schedule: Justin Trudeau's visit and the anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal


The pope begins his week with a visit from the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom he is scheduled to meet early this morning.

As usual, the only public meeting that will be held on Tuesday is his Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

On Wednesday, the pope will have his General Audience with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. Of those expected to attend many will be from the Charismatic Renewal. The movement is celebrating 50 years since its beginning, and will have a five day encounter in Rome.

On Saturday night the pope will be meeting these pilgrims at Circus Maximus in Rome. Pentecostal and Protestant leaders are also expected to participate.

On Sunday the pope celebrates Mass at St. Peter's Basilica for the Feast of Pentecost, and at noon he will pray the Regina Coeli from his study in St. Peter's Square.  

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