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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.
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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.
Vatican

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:

Pope recognizes an additional 95 martyrs from Spain's Civil War

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The group of 95 martyrs include 66 Marist Brothers and two laymen, as well as 17 Benedictines, led by Abel Angel Palazuelos.  A group of five Discalced Carmelites and a diocesan priest. There's also a group of nuns and three Servants of Mary, who served as Ministers to the Sick.

On October 27th, Spain's Episcopal Conference will hold a beatification celebration, towards the end of the Year of Faith.

In addition, the Pope has recognized the heroic virtues of four founders of religious congregations. They include Italian priest, Nicola Mazza, who founded the Institute for Education;

Portuguese Bishop João de Oliveira Matos, founder of the 'Liga dos servos de Jesus'. Also Giulia Crostarosa, the Italian founder of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, and the Spanish Teresa of St. Joseph, founder of the Congregation of Teresian Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph.

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