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Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.

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.

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.

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.

Google commemorates anniversary of Galileo’s telescope debut


Galileo’s creation laid the groundwork for breakthroughs in astronomy. He was able to confirm Copernicus’ earlier theory from almost a century before that the sun, and not the earth, was at the center of the solar system.

His findings quickly found opposition from the Church, being accused as a heretic for suspicious interpretation of the Bible and he spent most of his latter years under house arrest.

In 1992, John Paul II rehabilitated Galileo and in 2000 issued a formal apology for the process against him.