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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.
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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.

Card. Monsengwo Pasinya: The 'human rights warrior' in the Pope's G8 Commission

2013-09-28

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya will turn 74 years old on October 7. The Pope chose him as Africa's delegate to the commission of eight Cardinals that will advise him on reform of the Curia and governance of the Church. 

Cardinal Monsengwo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1939. He belongs to the Basakata royal family, and his second name means "grandson of a tribal chief.”

He is well known within the Church in Africa for promoting human rights, during the dictatorship of Mobuto Sese Seko.

The Cardinal presided the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, as well as Pax Christi International, a catholic movement that promotes peace in conflict zones.

Since 2007, he has served as the archbishop of Kinshasa, and in 2010 he was made a Cardinal. In 2012, the Congolese prelate led the spiritual exercises for Benedict XVI and the Roman Curia. He also took part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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