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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:

Vatileaks: Pope's former butler had more than a thousand sensitive documents


According to the Vatican's police department, the  documents were mixed with newspaper clippings and printed articles, so they would go unnoticed.
Some of those documents dealt with the private life of the Pope. Others were from the Secretariat of State and yet another group had a German stamp on them with the word: 'destroy.'

Vatican spokesman

"The documents were addressed to the Holy Father and to Vatican departments. It deals with correspondence between the Pope and Church authorities.”

Despite allegations of mistreatment, the police officer who took the stand said the department was ordered to treat Paolo Gabriele in the best way possible. He added that when the butler was released from prison, he thanked them for the way he and his family were treated.

The trial is scheduled to end on Saturday October 6th. That's also the day when the Pope's former will hear his sentence.