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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:

New president elected to U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

2010-11-17

Archbishop Dolan succeeds Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago as the new president.  He was elected by 128 votes to the 111 that were received for Gerald Kicanas, Archbishop of Tucson, Arizona and until then vice president of the Episcopal Conference.

Until now the presidency has always fallen on the vice president of the Conference, a position that is now occupied by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, Kentucky.

The new president and vice president will lead the Conference for three years.

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