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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 Schedule: Meeting with Angela Merkel and Corpus Christi Procession


The week in Vatican City begins with the twentieth meeting between Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals. It will be held over a span of three days, and Pope Francis will likely be present each day until Wednesday morning, when he presides over his weekly catechesis in St. Peter's Square. 

On Saturday, June 17, Pope Francis will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013. 

Traditionally, Thursday is the Corpus Christi procession. However, this year it will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Pope Francis usually participates in the first and final blessings of the event, but not in the procession due to knee problems. He only did so in his first year. 

Before the procession, as it is every Sunday, he will pray the Angelus from the window of the papal apartments. He will also continue to preach his daily homilies from his residence in Casa Santa Marta.