Campaign launches to reduce mortality rate of mothers
October 30, 2014. Every day, 800 women die around the world upon giving birth.
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New Bishop for Cuzco, Peru.
October 28, 2014. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Juan Antonio Ugarte Perez from Cuzco, Peru. He will be succeeded by Bishop Richard Daniel Alarcon Urrutia, who currently serves as the Bishop of Tarma, Peru.
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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.

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
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.
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. 
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.
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.

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." 

November 01, 2014 - Solemnity of All Saints
At 4 p.m., Holy Mass at the "Cimitero del Verano", Rome, for Solemnity of All Saints.
November 02, 2014 - Solemnity of All Souls
At 6 p.m. in the Vatican Grotto. A moment of prayer for deceased Supreme Pontiffs.
November 03, 2014 - Holy Mass for cardinals and bishops who died during this past year
At 11.30 a.m. Holy Mass for cardinals and bishops who died during this past year.
November 23, 2014 - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
At 10.30 a.m. Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Holy Mass for the canonization of Blesseds.
November 28, 2014 - Apostolic trip to Turkey
November, 28 - 30. Apostolic trip to Turkey.
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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From Germany to Rome, to strengthen the family unit
October 29, 2014. Kolping International is a Catholic movement with over 1 million members.
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Pope Francis: We can be a cause of scandal but also give witness
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