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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:

Pope makes repeated request for global authority to oversee human dignity



"Although the defence of rights has advanced by leaps and bounds in our time, today's culture, marked among other things by a utilitarian individualism and a technocratic economism, tends to undervalue the person.”

The Pope recalled that Christianity provides an ample vision in life that allows people to understand the fundamental dignity of each person.


"Today the human being "is considered in a mainly biological key or as 'human capital,' as a 'resource' of sexual and reproductive rights, or of an immoderate financial capitalism that prevails over politics and takes the real economy apart”

That is the reason Benedict XVI invited the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to work to spread the Church's social doctrine, and not abandon people against a system that isolates them.


"In spite of being immersed in an infinite network of relations and communication the person today often appears paradoxically as an isolated being, because he is indifferent with regard to the constitutive relationship of his being – which is the root of all other relationships – his relationship with God.”

The Pope thanked the Council for spreading the message of his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, which goes in-depth into the topic.