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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.

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:

Cardinal Francisco Robles: New head of Mexico's Episcopal Conference


The 63 year old became a cardinal in 2007 and he is also the Archbishop of Guadalajara. He  grew up in a large family, as he is the third of 16 siblings. 

He replaces Msgr. Carlos Aguiar, who currently serves as the president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference. Both Aguiar and Robles, recently visited Rome to take part in the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.