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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.

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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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 remembers missionary killed in Brazil


Benedict XVI

“On this World Mission Sunday I think of the missionaries, clergy and laypeople volunteers that dedicate their existence to take the Gospel to the world in the face of inconveniences and difficulties.”

Benedict remembered two particular missionaries that suffered the consequences of the situation of the countries they were working in.

Benedict XVI

“I’m also reminded of don Ruggero Ruvoletto, a Catholic priest who was recently killed in Brazil, and Father Michael Sinnott who was kidnapped several days ago in the Philippines.”

The pope invited pilgrims to pray for those who have given their lives to mission work.