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Meet the Pope's new personal secretary, Yoannis Lahzi Gaid
April 17, 2014. It is the first time that a priest who does not belong to the Latin rite is appointed.
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Papal Appointments
April 17, 2014. Pope Francis appointed Fr. José Augusto Traquina Maria as an auxiliary bishop for the Patriarchate of Lisbon (Portugal). He also named Fr. José Trinidad Fernández Angulo as an auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese of Caracas (Venezuela), and Fr. Francisco José Villas-Boas Senra de Faria Coelho as the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Braga (Portugal).
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Decree for Sainthood Causes
April 16, 2014. After meeting with Card. Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saint, Pope Francis promulgated a decree on several sainthood causes. He recognized the miracles attributed to: Italian friar Ludovico da Casoria; and Italian Tertiery Amato Ronconi. The Pope also recognized the heroic virtues of two Servants of God: French missionary priest Alano Maria Guynot de Boismenu, and Austrian priest Guglielmo Janauschek.
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Pope's Schedule
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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Pope's Schedule
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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Pope's Schedule
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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Pope's Schedule
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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Pope's Schedule
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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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 to priests: If you don't go out from yourselves, the holy oils become rancid
April 17, 2014. Pope Francis talked about the joys of the priesthood and their impact in the lives of priests.
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Chrism Mass: Pope blesses the oils used for the Sacraments and Holy Orders
April 17, 2014. In his homily, the Pope talked about the “joys” of being a priest.
Meet the Pope's new personal secretary, Yoannis Lahzi Gaid
April 17, 2014. It is the first time that a priest who does not belong t ...
Cardinal Bertone: John Paul II was like a flag-bearer to us, when we were young
April 17, 2014. The former Secretary of State descr ...
Pope: The Passion of Jesus was not a mistake
April 16, 2014. The Pope reflects on the Passion of Jesus, in his weekly general audie ...
Pope's Audience: Jesus died humiliated, but God's victory shines
April 16, 2014. In his remarks the Pope asked Catholics imitate C ...
Pope gives two school children a ride on board the Popemobile
April 16, 2014. The Pope stopped and stepped down to greet the group ...
Happy Birthday Benedict XVI!
April 15, 2014. On Wednesday the Pope Emeritus turns 87 years old.
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