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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.
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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:

Year in Review-February : Vatican State turns 80


In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.

Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust. 

He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.

With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.

Josette Sheeran
Executive Director, World Food Program

“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”

That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.