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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.
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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:

870 million people go hungry, according to the latest UN report

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Almost all -  98% - live in developing countries. Asia remains the continent most affected, but Africa is the only place where hunger is increasing, around 20 million in the last four years alone.

Despite this worrying trend, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization - FAO - is optimistic because compared to the 90s, there are 132 million fewer people who are going hungry. If the average annual reduction in numbers continues, one of the Millennium Development Goals could be achieved.

The Millennium Development Goals consist of eight objectives on human development that the 189 UN member nations agreed to arrive at by 2015. Among those proposed is reducing by half the number of malnourished people.

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