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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:

Benedict XVI decides to keep Vatileaks report secret, available only to next Pope

2013-02-25

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI 

Vatican Spokesperson 
"The Holy Father has decided that the contents of this report which are known only by His Holiness, will remain at the disposition of the new pontiff.” 

The commission is composed by Spanish Cardinal Julian Herranz, Slovak Jozef Tomko, and Italian Salvatorre De Giorgi, all over the age of 80. 

It was created in April, after the theft and release of private papal documents. The findings took several months to compile and were handed to the Pope in two reports, one completed in July and the other in December. 

The audience with the Pope on Monday was the end of the commission's work on the matter. 


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