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Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
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Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
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Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
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Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Pope prays for victims of swine flu

2009-05-04

Benedict XVI
I want to express my solidarity with the victims of the virus in Mexico and other countries and assure them of my prayers.”

Benedict also said that he hopes his upcoming trip to the Holy Land will be a pilgrimage of peace.

Benedict XVI
With my visit, I wish to confirm and to encourage Christians in the Holy Land, who face many difficulties everyday. As the Successor of Peter, I will make them feel the closeness and support of the whole body of the Church.”

Benedict’s weeklong trip to the Middle East is similar to that of John Paul the II who travelled there in 2000, and Paul VI in 1964.

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