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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:

Vatican suspends German bishop accused of misusing Church funds on official home


October 23, 2013 (Romereports.com) TheVatican announced that it was temporarily suspending the Germanbishop accused of misusing Church funds to renovate his official homein the Diocese of Limburg. 

Ina statement, the Vatican said Pope Francis had been fully informed onthe subject, and that before taking any definitive action, they wouldwait on the results of a commission appointed to investigate theissue. 

Thatgroup will look into the estimated $42 million in expenses BishopFranz-PeterTebartz-van Els spent on renovating his episcopal home and pastoralcenter. Initially, the diocese had only approved $6.8 million

TheVatican appointed the Limburg's vicar general to lead the diocese,while the commission concludes its investigation and a final decisionis made.

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