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Scholars are hoping the Vatican will soon open its archive on Pius XII
October 25, 2014. The archive could be available by 2015.
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LIVE BROADCAST: Presentation of the Final Message of the Synod on the Family
October 18, 2014. Presentation of the Final Message of the Synod on the Family.
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The topic of the second part of the Synod on the Family has been announced
October 13, 2014. The new topic for the second part of the Synod on the Family will be "The vocation and the mission of the family within the Church and in the contemporary world.”

This second part will take place in Rome from October 4-25, 2015. The issues dealt with during the first part of the Synod, which concludes this week, will be further discussed in this second part.

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Priest kidnapped in Syria is freed
October 9, 2014. Fr. Hassan Jallouf, 62, has been freed and taken to a convent in Knayeh, Syria. He was kidnapped on the evening of October 5th. Of the 20 other Christians kidnapped that night, 4 women were also freed
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Pope Francis names new bishops for Italy, Spain & Brazil
October 8, 2014. Pope Francis has named several new bishops today. The Pope named Archbishop Celso Morga Iruzubieta as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz (Spain). As of now, Archbishop Morga Iruzubieta was secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy

He also named Bishop Fausto Tardelli, from the diocese of San Miniato, as bishop of the Diocese of Pistoia (Italy). Finally, the Pope named a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Goiânia (Brazil). He nominated Fr. Levi Bonatto, a priest from the personal prelature of Opus Dei.
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Pastor and 20 Christians kidnapped in Syria
October 7, 2014. A pastor and roughly 20 Christians were kidnapped in Knayeh, Syria on the evening of October 5th. Fr. Hassan Jallouf, a 62 year old Franciscan, belongs to the Custody of the Holy Land. Local sources said that a group of armed members of Islamic militant group, Jahbat Al-Nusra, are responsible for the kidnapping. 
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All cardinals to meet at the Vatican on October 20
October 7, 2014. Pope Francis convoked a Consistory at the Vatican on October 20. All the cardinals will discuss the situation of Chistians in Middle East, especially of those suffering continuous attacks of ISIS.
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Pope Francis will travel to France in 2015
October 7, 2014.Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has announced that Pope Francis will visit France in 2015.
During his visit to the Vatican in January, French President Francois Hollande, formally invited the Pope to France. The mayor of Lourdes also extended an invitation.

It is likely that he will visit Lisieux, home of one of the Pope's favorite saints, St. Therese.

The last Pontiff to visit France was Benedict XVI in 2008.


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Pope Francis: "Happy families are essential for society"
October 3, 2014. Pope Francis asked Christians to pray for the upcoming Synod on the Family via Twitter. He also said that "happy families are essential for society." 


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World Communications Day 2015
September 29, 2014. The Vatican announced that the theme for the World Communications Day 2015 will be Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place for Encounter with the Gift of Love

Schedule
October 26, 2014 - Angelus prayer from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace
October 26, 2014. Angelus prayer from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace
October 29, 2014 - Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
October 22, 2014. Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
December 09, 2014 - Council of Cardinals
December, 9-11, 2014. Council of Cardinals. Meeting between the group of cardinals that advises the Pope on Church governance and Curial reform.
February 09, 2015 - Council of Cardinals
February 9-11, 2014. Council of Cardinals. Meeting between the group of cardinals that advises the Pope on Church governance and Curial reform.
 
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LIVE BROADCAST: Meeting with the Schönstatt Movement
October 25, 2014. Pope Francis meets the Schoenstatt Movement on the occasion of its Centenary of foundation.
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Catholic Doctors of Latin America: The Pope wants us to be closer to the elderly
October 25, 2014. The president of the Federation, Fabián Romano, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Pope at Santa Marta: Each Christian should work for the unity of the Church
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