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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.
Vatican

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:

Website begins countdown until Year of Fatih kicks off

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Here one can also find some of the main messages by the Pope, including his letter 'Porta Fidei' which was used to call for the Year of Faith. The site also offers the original texts of Vatican II in 12 languages, as well as an online catechism, and the texts and videos of the main catechesis by Benedict XVI.

There is also a calendar with the major events being held around the world this year. It explains the mission of this young Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, which was founded in 2010 by Benedict XVI.

The site can be viewed in English and Italian, as well as having plans to publish in more languages. The Year of Faith can also by followed most social networks such as facebook and twitter.


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