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Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

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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

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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 opens new protocol for the presentation of new ambassadors to the Holy See

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Benedict XVI has shown how the new protocol will work with 11 of the newest ambassadors. Usually, the pope would say a few words about the relationship with each country. This time he made a collective address.

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“Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Swiss Confederation, Burundi, Thailand, Pakistan, Mozambique, Kyrgyzstan, Principality of Andorra, Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso.”

During the meeting, the pope stressed the importance of solidarity for global development and called on the ambassadors to teach young people in their countries about ethical values.

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“I encourage everyone, whatever their level of responsibility, and especially to the governments, to be innovative, invest the necessary resources to give young people the fundamental ethical basis, that help to form and to fight against social evils such as unemployment, drugs, crime and lack of respect for people.”

In addition to nation states, the Vatican also sends representatives to the European Union, the Order of Malta, and maintains special relations with Palestine.

However, no diplomatic relations are held with countries like China, Saudi Arabia or North Korea.


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