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Happy Birthday Benedict XVI!
April 15, 2014. On Wednesday the Pope Emeritus turns 87 years old.
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April 15, 2014. On Tuesday, Pope Francis met with Msgr. Charbel Georges Merhi, from the congreation of the Missionary Lebanese Maronites, and bishop emeritus of San Charbel in Buenos Aires. He also met with Msgr. Marcello Semeraro, bishop of Albano, and secreatry of the Council of Cardinals.
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Papal Appointments
April 15, 2014. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Egidio Nkaijanabwo, and appointed Acquirino Francis Kibira as the new bishop of the dioecese of Kasese (Uganda). He also named Msgr. Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo as the bishop of the diocese of Abeokuta (Nigeria).
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Pope send message, prayers to fire victims in Chile
April 14, 2014. Pope Francis sent out a telegram today to the Bishop of Valparaiso Chile, where he expresses his condolences for the victims killed in a wildfire.
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April 14, 2014. Pope Francis will meet today with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. Afterwards, he will receive Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of Rome's diocese. He will also have an audiencie at the Vatican's Clementine Hall with a delegation of the Pontifical College "Leoniano" of Anagni.
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Papal Appointments
April 8, 2014. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Nicola De Angelis, and appointed Msgr. William Terrence McGrattan as the new bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough (Canada).
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Pope to make two summer trips within Italy
April 7, 2014. In between his two international trips this year, the Vatican announced Pope Francis will visit two Italian cities during the summer. On June 21, he will travel to the diocese of Cassano all'Jonio in the region of Calabria. Then on July 5, the Pope will visit the diocese of Campobasso and Isernia in the Molise region.
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Pope's Schedule
April 7, 2014. On Monday morning, Pope Francis met with Card. Fernando Filoni, the prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Then, he welcomed Msgr. Francis Assissi Chullikatt, Permanent Observer to the United Nations and the Organization for American States. At 11AM, the Pope welcomed the remaining group of bishops from Tanzania, on their 'ad limina visit,' and addressed the entire group. Pope Francis met at 12:45 with the organizing committee for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. His last event was at 4PM; he welcomed King Abdullah from Jordania at Casa Santa Marta.
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April 4, 2014. Pope Francis met with Msgr. Adolfo Tito Yllana, apostolic nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo, followed by Msgr. Erwin Kräutler, bishop of Xingu (Brazil), and the bishops from Tanzania on their 'ad limina' visit to the Vatican.
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Papal Appointments
April 4, 2014. Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Michel Aupetit as the new bishop of the diocese of Nanterre (France). He also named Fr. Pierre-Yves Michel as the bishop of Valence (France), as well as Fr. Stefan Oster as the bishop of Passau (Germany).
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April 3, 2014. On Thursday morning, at 10:30AM Pope Francis met with José Maria Pereira Neves, the prime minister of Cape Verde. Half an hour later, he welcomed Card. Angelo Amato, prefect for the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. At 11:30, the Pope met and addressed with the bishops from Rwanda, on their 'ad limina' visit to Rome. Then on Thursday afternoon, at 3PM, he will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, at the papal office in Paul VI Hall.
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Papal Appointments
April 2, 2014. Pope Francis named Arch. Franco Coppolo as the apostolic nuncio to Chad. Up until now, Msgr. Coppola was the apostolic nuncio to the Central African Republic.
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March 24, 2014. On Monday, at 10:30AM, Pope Francis will meet with Card. Fernando Filoni, prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Poeples. At 11:15, he will welcome Guinean bishops on their "ad limina apostolorum" visit. Then, at 12:15, the Pope will address the Plenary Assembly for the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care).
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Vatican signs on to Global Freedom Network, to fight trafficking
March 17, 2014. The Vatican signed an agreement to join the Global Freedom Network, and inter-religious group aimed at stemming modern slavery and human trafficking by 2020. The network's presentation took place on Monday at the Vatican Press Office, and featured the participation of delegates on behalf of Archbishop of Canterburry Justin Wellby, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the Pontifical Academy for Sciences, as well as the president for the Walk Free Foundation. In addition to prayer, the network will also raise awareness on slavery and trafficking, and work with world governments to help end these practices.
Schedule
April 17, 2014 - Maundy Thursday
April 17th, 2014. Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of Maundy Thursday at the Vatican at 09:30.
April 18, 2014 - Good Friday
April 18th, 2014. Pope Francis will celebrate the ceremony of Good Friday at the Vatican at 17:00. Afterwards, at 21:15, he will preside the traditional "Via Crucis" at the Colosseum.
April 19, 2014 - Holy Saturday
April 19th, 2014. Pope Francis will preside at the Vatican's Basilica the Night of Vigil, that will begin at 20:30.
April 19, 2014 - Easter Sunday
April 19th, 2014. Pope Francis will celebrate the Ressurection Sunday at St. Peter's Square at 10:15. Afterwards, at 12:00, he will give the benediction "Urbi et Orbi".
April 27, 2014 - Sunday of Divine Mercy
April 27th, 2014. Pope Francis will canonize the Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II at St. Peter's Square at 10:00.
 
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Pope's Way of the Cross to highlight economic crisis, unemployment and refugees
April 15, 2014. The 14 meditations will focus on the humanity's gravest sins and injustices in the 21st Century.
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Cardinal Sandri asks for generosity in the collection for the Holy Land
April 15, 2014. The Good Friday collection is set aside for the places and people of the Holy Land.
Happy Birthday Benedict XVI!
April 15, 2014. On Wednesday the Pope Emeritus turns 87 years old.
What's expected from the Pope's visit to South Korea?
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Pope: Are you like Judas or Pilate? Or are you loyal to Jesus?
April 14, 2014. Pope Francis led the start of Holy Week with more t ...
Pope's Angelus: John Paul II will always be a father and friend to the world's youth
April 14, 2014. Pope Francis also confirmed th ...
Rodin in Rome: when marble comes to life
April 11, 2014. An exhibition bring to Rome masterpieces like “The Kiss” and “The Ha ...
The great adventure of taking 40 kids to the General Audience
April 13, 2014. They came from Spinazzola, the Italian village where ...
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