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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.
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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.

Film on Mexico's religious persecution: “For Greater Glory” to be released in Mexico and the US

2012-03-21

The film deals with Mexicos so called "Cristero War,” which broke out in 1926. The war was fueled by religious persecution, but people fought back, hence the name "Cristeros” for Christ.

Among the actors is Eduardo Verastegui, who plays the role of a martyr named Anacleto Gonzalez. He was a family man who died forgiving his murderers.

The film is directed by Dean Wright who worked on big name films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings. In the US it will be released on June 1st.

In fact, a preview of the movie was shown at World Youth Day in Madrid.  Also Mexicos former president, Vicente Fox, recently saw the film after showing interest in the project. As far as production costs, the movie  "For Greater Glory,” is the most expensive in Mexicos history.


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