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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.

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:

Benedict XVI: Possible new encyclical for the Year of Faith


Benedict XVI has so far written three encyclicals. The first in 2005, was 'Deus Caritas Est'. Then 'Spe Salvi' was published in 2007 and the last 'Caritas in Veritate' in 2009.

After his encyclicals on Charity and Hope, the next is expected to be on Faith, especially now as the Church enters into the Year of Faith that is part of the New Evangelization, aimed at a deepening of faith.