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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:

President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard and pope talk about sex abuse crisis

2010-05-06

One of the issues was sex abuse. The pope told the president, youths should be protected and that pedophilia doesn’t only affect the Church but all of society.

They also talked about the Swiss law that bans construction of minarets. The pope said religious freedom should exist in all of Europe.

The president gave the pope a medieval book in German about the monastery of Saint Gallen and a box of Swiss chocolate. Benedict XVI gave her a commemorative medallion from his pontificate.

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