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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:

New guide to the Camino de Santiago for Iphone, Ipad and Windows Mobile phones


There’s a new way to avoid getting lost on the route thanks to the help of a GPS guide for the iPhone, Ipad and Windows Mobile phones.

They’re over 1500 hours of video describing 1,500 important points of interset for walkers: from shrines, churches and shelters to information on the flora or the history of the various sites.

With this free application, pilgrims can also calculate the distance to the next town and find out what kind of terrain to expect with the help of photos and videos.

It’s a very helpful tool available in English, Spanish and Galician, to guide pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.