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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.

A new adventure film is released on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola


The film "Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, and Saint” narrates the story of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit Order, who revolutionized Catholicism during his time.

Executive Producer, "Ignatius of Loyola”
"There is a need for this new material on St. Ignatius of Loyola, especially because the young people now are very visual."

The film focuses on the conversion of Ignatius, a wealthy Spaniard. He was living a life of debauchery and, after years of searching, finds God and subsequently the Company of Jesus.

Director, "Ignatius of Loyola”
"Ignatius has always been a little bit of a cipher for most people. You kind of always see Ignatius only on a wall, in a painting, or in the statue over there holding up the sword. You know about the key points in his life, but beyond that, we don't really know much about his person. It was very interesting to try to go into the history of it. So we decided later on to focus on his conversion. We wanted to portray a very human Ignatius of Loyola because that was who he was."

This is a contemporary film. Traditionally, films show a "crescendo" of tension and emotion as they advance. However, in "Ignatius of Loyola” we are shown the opposite. There is a progressive sense of peace and tranquility that is linked to the search for the divine by the main character.