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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:

Sexual abuses: The Vatican proposes more efficiency and transparency

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The prosecutor chosen by the pope to bring legal action against priests who commit sexual abuse says they are working to make things faster.

Additionally, he declared war on the ‘culture of silence’ and recalls Benedict XVI’s letter to Irish Catholics, where the pope denounced those who mistakably fail to report clergy for fear of ruining the good name of the Church.

In the interview, he explains while dioceses are responsible for preventing these cases by enforcing regulations that protect children and an adequate selection of personnel; the Vatican is responsible for punishing the offenders.

The declarations of Monsignor Scicluna conclude with a call to optimism. He expects this crisis will help improve the process and mark an end to this problem.

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