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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.

Benedict XVI asks for pursuit of nuclear disarmament

2010-05-05

The pope said peace rests on trust and on respect, not on the balance of power.

Benedict XVI
 “I exhort all those participating in the New York meeting to overcome the burden of history and patiently to weave a political and economic web of peace in order to help integral human development.”

During the general audience the pope also made reference to priests before the upcoming end of Year for Priests. Benedict XVI said priests should help Catholics live the liturgy fully.

Benedict XVI
“In their devout celebration of the sacraments, priests sanctify the faithful and are themselves sanctified and configured ever more closely to Christ.”

The pope also asked the 15,000 people gathered at St. Peter’s Square to pray for priests.

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