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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:

Young group from Lebanon prepares texts for Holy Friday's Way of the Cross

2013-03-26

The focus of these texts will be one of hope, especially for those who are persecuted for practicing their faith.

The texts include liturgies used by Eastern Rites and it also touches on a document Benedict XVI signed during his visit to Lebanon. That document deals with the situation of Christians living in the Middle East.

The texts include a call to stop the abuse power. They also call for an end to attacks carried out by religious extremists. When it comes to Christians living in the Middle East, they are urged to overcome the challenges and stay in their native land. The defense of life is also a central part of the prayer, which includes constant references to the Fathers of the Church, both from the East and West.


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