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Pope names bishops to Switzerland, Nigeria and Peru: Pope names bishops to Switzerland, Nigeria and Peru
July 8, 2014. Pope Francis named Fr. Abbot Jean-Marie Lovey as the new bishop of Sion (Switzerland). Up until now, he had served as the Superior General of the Congreation for the Canons Regular of the Great St. Bernard. He also named Fr. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe as the new coadjuntor bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria), who until now was the military chaplain. Lastly, the Pope named Fr. David Martinez de Aguirre Guinea as the coadjuntor bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado (Peru).
July 8, 2014. Pope Francis named Fr. Abbot Jean-Marie Lovey as the new bishop of Sion (Switzerland). Up until now, he had served as the Superior General of the Congreation for the Canons Regular of the Great St. Bernard. He also named Fr. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe as the new coadjuntor bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria), who until now was the military chaplain. Lastly, the Pope named Fr. David Martinez de Aguirre Guinea as the coadjuntor bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado (Peru).
Vatican Announces Widespread Reform Plans
Pope Francis’ first substantial reforms to the Roman Curia were revealed at the Vatican today. The initial changes focus on four areas: the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) which handles assets belonging to the Holy See, the Vatican’s pension fund, the Holy See’s media operations, and t...
Pope Francis receives participants attending meeting of Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches

Vatican City, 26 June 2014 (VIS) – The Pope embraces all the Churches of the East and is close to their faithful, whose tears, fears and hopes are also ours, a sentiment he manifested this morning, receiving in audience the participants in the assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches, also recalling the comfort, encouragement, and at the same time, the responsibility he encountered during his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Pope's meeting with sex abuse victims important step towards healing: Pope's meeting with sex abuse victims important step towards healing

The meetings Pope Francis held this week with six survivors of sexual abuse were an “important and very positive” step on the road towards healing and better child protection in the Catholic Church. That’s according to an Irish abuse victim who now serves on the Vatican’s new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Francis calls on faithful to support migrants and the unemployed - Vatican Insider

At the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis called on faithful to give themselves rest and take on the problems of the many people living in difficult situations, “the many brothers and sisters weighed down by poor living conditions.” The day after his very intense visit to the southern Italian region of Molise, Francis addressed the tens of thousands of faithful who braved the sweltering heat of St. Peter’s Square, to reinforce the increasingly strong bond between faithful and a much loved Pope. A Pope who in just over a year has managed to bring so many people back to the faith.

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Popes Schedule

June 26, 2014. Pope Francis will meet today with Cardinal Robert Sarah, Presidente of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum." Later on, he will meet Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and with Msg.r Alberto Bottari de Castello, Archbishop of Oderzo and Apostolic Nunzio to Hungary. Lastly, the Pope will also meet with Ketevane Bagration of Moukhrani, Georgia's Ambassador to the Holy See.

Pope Francis on a visit to Rome's 'Gemelli Hospital'

Vatican Radio) On the evening of June 27, Feast of the Sacred Heart, Pope Francis will visit Rome's "Agostino Gemelli" Hospital on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation. While there where he will meet with some of the patients, hospital and university staff and preside over Holy Mass.

Pope Francis: Whom do I like to follow?

Vatican Radio) People follow Jesus because they recognize that He is the Good Shepherd. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass on Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta. He warned against those who reduce the faith to moralism, pursue a political liberation, or seek deals with power.

Pope to Visit Italian City of Caserta Later This Month
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit the Italian city of Caserta later this month. In an unannounced briefing in the Vatican Press Office this afternoon, the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, announced the Pope will be making a “private visit” to this city in the C...
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