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“Young and Engaged,” a new documentary about social doctrine of the Church
April 18, 2015. It comes from young people in France who favor of equality and social inclusion.
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Papal Trip to Cuba?
April 17, 2015. The Vatican's spokesperson has announced that Pope Francis is considering a trip to Cuba. If the visit takes place it would be before or after his trip to the U.S in September. The process however, is still in its beginning phases, so no official decision has been made. 
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Dates of papal trip to Latin America released
April 16, 2015. The Vatican has announced the dates of Pope's upcoming trip to Latin America. He will visit Ecuador from July 6 to 8. After, he will be in Bolivia from July 8 to 10. He will then go to Paraguay until July 12. 
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Pope's Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations
April 14, 2015. In his message for the event, which will be held on April 26, Pope Francis considers the meaning of "vocation.” He writes that it means to respond to God's call. That is, "allowing him to help us leave ourselves and our false security behind” so that we can find Jesus Christ, "the origin and destiny of our life and our happiness.”

The title of the message is: "Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation.”

Read the full text here.
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New vicar apostolic in Venezuela and bishop in India

April 7, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. to be Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela). The Pope has also appointed Vincent Aind to be Bishop of Bagdogra (India).

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New Prefect in the Congregation for Catholic Education
March 31, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. He also also appointed Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki as a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. 
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New bishop in Mozambique
March 30, 2015. The Pope has appointed Alberto Vera Aréjula, a Spanish missionary, to be Auxiliary Bishop of Xai-Xai in Mozambique.
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New Eparchy and new Exarchate in India
March 26, 2015. The Pope has created the Eparchy of St. John Chrysostom in Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankara Church (India). He has also appointed its first bishop, Jacob Barnabas Aerath. Additionally, Pope Francis created the new Apostolic Exarchate of St. Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankara Church (India). He appointed the first Exarch, Bishop Thomas Mar Anthonios Valiyavilayil.
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New bishop in Ecuador
March 24, 2015. Pope Francis appointed Victor Bertram Wick Enzler to be bishop of Santo Domingo (Ecuador). Until now, he served as auxiliary bishop of Guayaquil, also in Ecuador.
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Pope accepts the resignation of Cardinal O'Brien
March 20, 2015. The Pope has accepted the resignation of "the rights and prerogatives of the cardinal" from Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of Edinburgh.
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Pope Francis offers condolences for attack in Tunisia
March 19, 2015. Through the Vatican Secretary of State, Pope Francis expressed his condolences over yesterday's attack in Tunisia. In a telegram sent to Bishop Ilario Antoniazzi, Archbishop of Tunis, the Pope condemned "acts against peace and sacredness of human life." He also expressed his closeness "to all those affected by this tragedy and the Tunisian people subjected to this test." The Pope further asked God "to take the dead into his peace and to comfort the wounded."
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New diocese and bishop in Mexico
March 19, 2015. Pope Francis has created a new diocese in Mexico, the Diocese of Nogales. Its first bishop is Msgr. José Leopoldo González González. He was until now the the auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Guadalajara. The new diocese comes from part of the current Archdiocese of Hermosillo. The Pope also named a new bishop in the Czech Republic. Msgr. Vlastimil Kročil is now bishop of the Disocese of České Budějovice.
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June 05, 2015 - Pope meets with Chilean president, Michelle Bachelette
June 5th, 2015. Pope meets with Chilean president, Michelle Bachelette.
June 05, 2015 - Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
February 11, 2015. Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
June 06, 2015 - Pope Francis will visit Sarajevo
Pope Francis will visit Sarajevo
June 06, 2015 - Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
February 18, 2015. Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
 
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International conference on human trafficking begins at Vatican
April 17, 2015. Experts warn that some governments are complicit in the crime.
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Pope Francis to Papal Foundation: It's wise to invest in young people
April 17, 2015. He greeted members of the Papal Foundation during their annual pilgrimage to Rome.
Pope Francis: You cannot learn humility without humiliation
April 17, 2015. "With that humiliation, you imitate Jesus,” he said. ...
The Pope described it as a genocide? What comes next?
April 17, 2015. After using the word genocide to describe the massacre of Ar ...
Sidewalk Prophets, an indie Christian rock group
April 17, 2015. They did not seek fame. Instead, success came unexpectedly.
Vatican and umbrella group of American nuns reach consensus
April 16, 2015. The overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Reli ...
Pope to Kenyan bishops: Africa's young people a “great resource” for the Church
April 16, 2015. Islamic terrorists recently kil ...
Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Those who reject dialogue, disobey God
April 16, 2015. The Mass was offered in honor of Benedict XVI, ...
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