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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.

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.

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.

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:

Spanish ambassador hopes to find answer to economic woes in Vatican proposals


Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See
"It's s a crisis of values, a family crisis and I think that's where the Vatican can provide interesting solutions or to remember past proposals such as 'Cartias in Veritate', which is a very important document to address in a profound way solving the socioeconomic problems of the world and for Spain in particular.”

Ambassador Gutiérrez believes that a new stage of constructive dialogue has begun between the two States.

Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See
"This government is more sensitive to the religious feeling of the majority of Spanish people, the government of Spain certainly has a very constructive and very positive attitude in its relations with the Holy See. I believe this understanding and positive attitude will be reflected at times of talks and discussions toward resolving any discrepancies.”

Facing the economic crisis together is a new stage of cooperation for these two States that have held relations for over 500 years, which also makes it the oldest embassy to the Holy See.