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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.

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:

Vatileaks: Trial hearing for Pope's butler set for September 29th


The Pope's former butler is accused of aggravated theft. If found guilty, he could face up to six years in prison.

The alleged accomplice, Claudio Sciarpelletti,  who worked as a computer technician at the Vatican's Secretariat of State, is also accused of playing a role in the leak of confidential documents.

This tribunal includes three judges, all of whom are secular. Their profile is usually that of Italian  experts in law, who are also university professors.

At this point it seems that no cameras will be allowed inside the court room, but journalists, will be granted access.