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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:

Aid to the Church in Need becomes a Pontifical Foundation

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The Catholic Association was founded in 1947 after a call by Pius XII to all believers after the Second World War. It was a petition to help the 14 million refugees and expelled Germans.

It was founded by the Dutch priest Werenfried Van Straaten and since then it has been working to help refugees and persecuted Christians.

Today the “Aid to the Church in Need” is present in over 140 countries and each year develops around 5,000 projects. Benedict XVI thanked the group for their service to the Church. In addition to social work, it also promotes the strengthening of Catholic faith and morals. 


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