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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:

Argentina's President talks to press about her meeting with Pope Francis


Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"He was very sure of himself, he was at peace and very calm.”

Interestingly, before becoming Pope, Bergoglio actually clashed with the current president on social matters and laws that were implemented in the country. According to published reports, back then their differences even drove Kirchner to describe him as the leader of the 'opposition.' 

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"I think he will be committed to change things, which he knows need to change. I think it's a change we are seeing with different gestures, attitudes and I'm sure eventually we'll see changes in politics.”

But Pope Francis seems to be following his previous stance, since as a gift, he gave the president a copy of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The president also invited Pope Francis to Argentina, since in July he will be visiting neighboring Brazil, to lead World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.