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Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has stressed how important the elderly are for society
September 20, 2014. On September 28th, he will meet with 40,000 elderly people in St. Peters.
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New Bishop in Germany
September 19, 2014. Pope Francis has named Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr as bishop of the Diocese of Erfurt, Germany
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New Bishop Named for Sydney Archdiocese
Pope Francis has named Bishop Anthony Fisher, OP of Parramatta as the ninth Archbishop of Syndey. Bishop Fisher succeeds Cardinal George Pell, who currently serves as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy
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Two New Saints
September 17, 2014. Pope Francis will be canonizing two new saints in the coming months: Blessed Joseph Vaz (India, 1651-Sri Lanka 1711) and Blessed Maria Cristina de la Inmaculada Concepcion (Italia 1856-1906). In addition he also approved miracles attributed to both these saints, including one attributed to the intercession of Marie-Elisabeth Turgeon, founder Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Canada 1840-1881). 

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Match for Peace raises €2,500,000
September 10, 2014. The Interreligious Match for  Peace raised €2,500,000. 

The match was organized by Scholas, an educational organization promoted by the Pope. Their goal was to raise funds to continue their initiatives. 

Several current soccer stars, such as Buffon, Mascherano and Del Piero participated, as well as soccer legends Maradona, Zamorano and Zanetti. 
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Pope appoints Secretary for Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors
September 10, 2014. The Pope has assigned Msgr. Robert Oliver, from the Archdiocese of Boston, as the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Before that, Oliver served as a prosecutor in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 
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Burundi police arrest man for murder of three Italian nuns
September 9, 2014. One of the two suspects police detained after the murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi reportedly confessed to the crime

The nuns' religious order announced that the sisters' funeral will take place next September 11 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Pope Francis meets with Maradona
September 4, 2014. Pope Francis met with soccer legend, Diego Armando Maradona, just days after the inter-religious soccer match for peace, took place in Rome’s Olympic Stadium.
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Pope to marry 20 couples at the Vatican on September 14th
August 29th, 2014. The Pope will marry 20 couples on September 14th in St. Peter's Basilica. The ceremony will take place at 9am. The couples are from the diocese of Rome. The celebration will take place 3 weeks before the Synod on the Family.
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Pope Names New Archbishop of Madrid
August 28, 2014. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Antonio María Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid (Spain). The Pope has named Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Valencia as Cardinal Rouco´s successor. Also, Cardenal Antonio Cañizares has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Valencia, Spain. He will replace Arch. Carlos Osoro Sierra.
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Pope Francis names new bishop of Toledo (U.S.A.)
August 26, 2014. Pope Francis named Bishop Daniel Edward Thomas as bishop of Toledo (U.S.A.) Until now, Bishop Thomas served as auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia and titutlar bishop of Bardstown. Pope Francis also accepted the resignation of Bishop Giuseppe Merisi as bishop of Lodi (Italy) and named Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti as his replacement. 
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Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in the Vatican with former students
August 25, 2015. Benedict XVI's former students had the chance of meeting him one more time. He celebrated Mass at the Vatican with them to close their annual gatherings in Castelgandolfo, more known as Schuelerkreis. Still, the Pope emeritus didn't attend their meetings.
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September 21, 2014 - Pope Francis will visit Albania
Pope Francis will visit Albania
September 24, 2014 - Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
Pope's General Audience at St. Peter's Square
September 28, 2014 - Pope Francis will celebrate Mass with the older
Pope Francis will celebrate Mass with the older
September 28, 2014 - Angelus prayer from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace
Angelus prayer from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace
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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A look at the logistical challenges of distributing aid along the Middle East
September 20, 2014. Caritas Internationalis held a three day meeting in Rome to discuss the issue.
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An app to follow and learn more about the Mass
September 20, 2014. It also includes 3D videos and panoramic photos.
Pope Francis: Fear of confronting pastoral needs can lead to “clericalism”
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Pope meets with President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan
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Kairy Márquez, one of the voices with a future in inspirational Christian music
September 19, 2014. Despite not having released a ...
Pope Francis: Even Christians find it hard to talk about Resurrection
September 19, 2014. He explained that thanks to the Resurrect ...
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri explains new rules for the Synod
September 19, 2014. There will be more time for debates and each day i ...
Pope to new bishops: Do not fall into the temptation of wanting to change your people
September 18, 2014. He also told them that th ...
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