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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.
World

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.
Vatican

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.
Pope Francis

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:

Figures of the Church: 15 million new Catholics in 2010

2012-10-16

In the Church there are 5,104 bishops, which is 39 more than in 2009. Also increasing, are the number of priests. During 2010 there were 1,643 new priests. So the total figure stood at 412,236. However, there was not an increase in all continents. For example, Europe had 905 fewer priests than in the previous year.

Also, the total number of non-ordained religious dropped to 436 and stood at 54,665. The number increased in all continents except in the Americas. In addition,  the number of catechists rose to over 3 million, a figure that is considered key to the Year of Faith.

In the social sphere, the Catholic Church serves more than 5,300 hospitals, 18,000 clinics, 17,000 nursing homes, 547 leprosy centers and 15,300  marriage consulting centers.

In the education sector, the number of nursery schools run by the Church increased by more than 2,000 from 68,119 to 70,544. The number of primary schools decreased by 124 from  92,847 to 92,723 with 30 million alumni, but secondary education increased its presence with over 1,000 new institutes, from 42,495 to 43,591 with 17 million students.


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