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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:

Card. Sean O'Malley uses twitter to highlight opposition of assisted suicide initiative

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His posts include comments like: "Physician Assisted Suicide means making pharmacists, doctors, nurses, family members, friends & society itself, accomplices in a suicide.”

But his posts aren't just personal comments. He also re-tweets popular articles that have been published in the Boston Globe and the New York Times.  He has over 6,000 followers and he has been posting something every day to encourage people to vote against the measure.  He says he will keep on doing so until election day on November 6th. 

Social media is nothing new for Cardinal 
O'Malley. The Boston Archdiocese recently launched several websites, including www.suicideisalwaysatragedy.org and YearofFaithBoston.org. Back in 2006, O'Malley became the first cardinal to launch a blog.  


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