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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:

Pope: Learning to recognize divine intervention, then and now

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BENEDICT XVI
"In this Advent season, we are invited to contemplate this progressive revelation of God’s saving plan and to realize that, in Christ, God continues to drawn near to us.”

The Pope then described that revelation and interaction with God, as a conversation of love that inspires and brings hope.

And now, through religious celebrations, the Pope said that conversation and reflection is kept alive, year after year.

BENEDICT XVI
"Amid the distractions and superficiality of our world, may we learn, in faith, hope and love, to recognize and bear witness to His presence.”

Since December 12th is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the 'Queen of Mexico', this group played typical melodies from the state of Michoacan. In fact as a gift, that very state gave the Pope a unique nativity scene made made out of wax.


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