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Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

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Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

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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:

Pope gives closing remarks to Caritas' General Assembly

2011-05-27

With a presence in at least 165 countries, Caritas gives assistance to the most needy. This year the organization celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Despite some controversy, the pope made it clear, that all of Caritas charity work must be consistent with the Gospel. Therefore, the Vatican has the right to oversee all of Caritas activities.

Benedict XVI
“Being in the heart of the Church, being able in a certain way to speak and act in her name for the common good, entails particular responsabilities in terms of Christian life, both personal and in the community.”

The organization was formed after World War II, when there was wide spread devastation. Pope Pius XII, decided to help those in need through charity work.


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