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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.
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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

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How does the Church help seminarians and novices? Video explains

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This year, it released a video which translates to "Vocation Road Map.” It tells the story of young men in Peru, who discover their priestly vocation.

They also talk about how the Church has helped them in their journey. For some, exploring their vocation would be impossible because of financial hardships back at home. But with the help of the Church, it's possible. They also discuss original ways of tackling problems, like poverty, hunger and alcohol abuse in their country.

Thanks to this institution, about 1,000 seminarians from Latin America have received financial help. It also offers scholarships to more than 5,000 female novices and about 3,000 male novices from all over the world.


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