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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-January : Pope supports peace initiatives in the Middle East


Benedict XVI
I would like to encourage the initiatives and efforts of all thosepeople who, holding peace dear to their hearts, are seeking to helpIsraelis and Palestinians to agree to sit around a table and talk

The new year also began in the midst of an economic crisis. During ameeting with the diplomatic corps, Benedict XVI said that foundedethics based on dignity needed to be promoted in each individual toovercome financial difficulties. On the other hand, 2009 had a goodstart regarding science, technology and communications. The Holy Seeand UNESCO teamed up to kick off the Year of Astronomy, organizingseveral events throughout the year on Galileo Galilei.

And the Vatican launched its own Youtube channel, showing all of the Pope’s speeches, meetings and events.