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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:

Radio Maria sets up global fundraiser to begin broadcasts in Haiti, China and India


To make it happen, they're reaching out to listeners. From May 10-12, they will host their 'Mariathon,' which is a worldwide event to raise funds that will allow them to broadcast in 11 additional countries, like Haiti, China and India. 

Radio Maria World Family 
"The main challenges don't respond to qualities or human talents, but rather logistics: frequencies, the equipment, installations. Those are the material challenges that many times limit that opportunity that the message reaches everyone.” 

The new stations would be managed by local people. And to make that happen, all Radio Maria stations will have a special events lineup up from May 10-11. 

Radio Maria World Family 
"On Friday, May 10, we are inviting all viewers to tune in to Radio Maria in any of the countries where we broadcast, because at 3 in the afternoon, local time in Italy, we will broadcast from Malawi a multilingual Holy Mass. That's on Friday. Then on Saturday, May 11 at the same time, we will have a intercontinental rosary, coordinated from Panama.” 

Starting from scratch is not easy. A frequency, studios and the equipment are needed. That's a challenge in itself, it becomes even more complicated in conflict areas or developing countries. Radio Maria is asking their listeners to do their part to help them spread the Christian message around the world. 

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