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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:

The Year of Faith: How are Things Going?

2013-02-06

The Year of Faith started on October 11th, which actually coincided with the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council. The Year of Faith will run until November 24th, but there are still many surprises in store.

MSGR. RINO FISICHELLA
President, Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

"There will be an important concert held on June 22nd. For the first time, a classical concert will be held in St. Peter's Square and it's open to the public. Everyone is invited, so they can enjoy the beauty of music.”

Part of the Year of Faith is emphasizing how culture, art and music can inspire and become tools for the New Evangelization. As part of this, the Vatican has organized several exhibits, one of them is in Castel Sant' Angelo.

MSGR. RINO FISICHELLA
President, Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization

"I am sure that an exhibit about the Christian faith can be an invitation to actually reflect on the faith itself.”

In addition to all the pilgrimages and exhibits on religious art, the Year of Faith is also about reflecting on the Sacraments. On April 28th, 40 youths from around the world, will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from the Pope himself.


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