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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.

Vietnamese Communist Party leader visits Benedict XVI

2013-01-22

The audience between the Pope and Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong comes amidst talks between the Holy See and officially-atheist Vietnam to establish full diplomatic relations.

Following their encounter, the Communist leader also met with the Vatican's top diplomat, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone.

Trong's visit to the Vatican is the fourth by a high ranking Vietnamese official since 2007. Before then, the Vatican had broken off relations with that Asian country following the fall of Saigon in 1973.


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