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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:

Pope appoints Ricardo Blázquez to investigate the Regnum Christi


Sources close to the Vatican have confirmed this and within the next few hours will publish an official statement.

Last year Blázquez Archbishop was one of four visitators appointed by the Pope to investigate the Legion of Christ.

To help bring order to the Legion of the Christ, Archbishop Velasio De Paolis has named four assistants: Fr Agostino Montan, Fr Mario Marchesi Agostino, Gianfranco Ghirlanda (Jesuit priest and former rector of Gregorian University), and Brian Farrell (Secretary of he Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and Legionary of Christ).

One of the main tasks of Velasio De Paolis, who currently governs the Legionaries of Christ on behalf of the Pope, will be to draft and adopt the new constitutions for the Order.