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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.

Pope asks artists to bring hope to the world


Benedict XVI
"You are thecustodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speakto the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, tocall forth dreams and hopes, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of humanengagement. Be grateful, then, for the gifts you have received and be fullyconscious of your great responsibility to communicate beauty, to communicate inand through beauty! Through your art, you yourselves are to be heralds andwitnesses of hope for humanity!"

Benedict XVI
"Dear friends, thank you for your presence here today. Let the beauty that youexpress by your God-given talents always direct the hearts of others to glorifythe Creator, the source of all that is good. God’s blessings upon you all!"