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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.
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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.
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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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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-November/ December: John Paul II is Venerable

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Also, the pope participated in the Food and Agriculture’s World Summit on Food Security. Benedict XVI cited how there are more than 1 billion people suffering from world hunger around the world, the highest number ever. He called on rich countries to invest in agriculture and to open the international markets to poorer economies.

Benedict XVI
Hunger is the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty, Opulence and waster are no longer acceptable when the tragedy of hunger is assuming even greater proportions.”

Ban Ki-Moon
U.N Secretary-General

We need the support from the international community, without funding we don’t be able to do that.”

The pope chose the month of November to receive nearly 300 artists inside the Sistine Chapel. He invited them to create beautiful art that transmits hope to the world.

Benedict XVI
"You are the custodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speak to the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of human engagement.”

Santiago Calatrava
Architect
I believe that in the world and in the moment we are living in, bringing the concept of beauty that he has given ,at this point in time, is essential and it significantly shows.”

Zaha Hadid
Architect

Beauty in all origins is about, someone in heaven, how you can create spaces to be like heaven on earth in a way."

One of the pope’s final messages of the year was the one he prepared in anticipation of World Day of Peace, which is celebrated January 1. Benedict XVI said in order to gain social stability, protecting the environment is necessary.

The end of the year was marked by the decree the pope signed to name his predecessors, John Paul II and Pius XII venerables. It was the last step needed before they are beatified. But first Benedict XVI must still sign off on miracles attributed to their intercession in order to get a place on the altars.

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