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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

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.

Cardinal Turkson: 'A black Pope? Why not?'


"The Church has a very successful way of making everybody a bishop of Rome, a pope is not only a pope of the Church but is also the bishop of Rome, that´s why every cardinal is given a church in Rome and then he´s part of the clergy of Rome and that just prepares him to be the bishop of Rome.
And that is the challeng of the Gospel to be able to transend some of the impositions of ethnicity history

"Part of it is, you know a black president in a position of leadership, we´ve had it before in Koffi Annan from Ghana be the secretary of the United Nations. He had problems, but he still did it," Turkson said. "And now it is Obama of the United States. And if by divine providence — because the Church belongs to God — if God would wish to see a black man also as pope, thanks be to God!"