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Pope on 70th anniversary of end of WWII: May humanity learn from past mistakes
May 6, 2015. In his general audience, the Pope called on world leaders to promote peace.
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New bishops in Brazil, Spain and the Democratic Republic of Congo
May 6, 2015. The Pope has appointed Tarcísio Scaramussa, to be the Bishop of Santos (Brazil). Until now, the position was held by Jacyr Francisco Braido. Also in Brazil, the Pope has appointed Edson de Castro Homem to be the Bishop of the Diocese of Iguatu and Agenor Girardi to be Bishop of the Diocese of Uniao da Vitoria.

The Vatican also announced that the Pope has appointed Manuel Sánchez Monge bishop of the Diocese of Santander (Spain). Emery Kibal Mansong'loo will become the Bishop of Kule (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Further, there is a new Vicar Apostolic of Bontoc-Lagawe (Philippines) and two new members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Archbishop of Dijon Roland Minnerath and Anthony Colin Fisher, Archbishop of Sydney.
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Raúl Castro to meet with Pope
May 6, 2015. Cuban President Raúl Castro will meet privately with Pope Francis on Sunday morning, May 10. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi  said, "President Raúl Castro has publicly thanked the Pope for his role in fostering the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States of America."
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New bishop in Texas
April 23, 2015. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. David Eugene Fellhauer, Bishop of Victoria in Texas (United States). In his place, he has appointed the Rev. Brendan Cahill. 
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Appointments
April 22, 2015. The Pope has named Eduardo Pinheiro da Silva, S.D.B. as Bishop of Jaboticabal (Brazil). Until now, he was auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Campo Grande.

The Vatican also announced that on April 21 the Pope appointed Joseph F. Naumann to be Apostolic Administrator "sede vacante" of the Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph (United States). Until a new bishop is appointed, Naumann will oversee the diocese. He is currently the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas.
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Kansas Bishop Robert Finn resigns years after conviction
April 21, 2015. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of American Bishop, Robert W. Finn. In 2012 the Kansas Bishop was convicting of not reporting a diocesan priest to police. The priest had a series of pornographic material in his computer. 

He is the first American Bishop to resign for not acting swiftly in dealing with cases of sexual abuse. 

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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).

Schedule
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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LIVE: Solemn oath of the new Swiss Guards
May 6, 2015. On May 6, the Swiss Guard remembers the men who died during Sack of Rome.
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Pope in General Audience: Marriage is about more than just flowers and a dress
May 6, 2015. The Pope called on husbands to love their wives just as Christ loves His Church.
Pope Francis discusses “the beauty of Christian marriage” in his general audience
May 6, 2015. He said that it is about more th ...
LIVE BROADCAST: Pope's General Audience
May 6, 2015. Live Broadcast of Pope Francis General Audience from St. Peters Square.
Meet one of the new Swiss Guards!
May 5, 2015. Zuffrey Cyrille is one of 32 new recruits that will take their official oath on May ...
Jubilee calendar includes events for all types of pilgrims
May 5, 2015. Pope Francis will carry out five grand gestures of mercy an ...
The upcoming papal visit to Bolivia already has a theme and logo
May 5, 2015. Pope Francis will visit Bolivia from July 8th to the ...
Pope Francis at Casa Santa Marta: The Lord never disappoints
May 5, 2015. He said that the "law of life” requires us to face diffi ...
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