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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.
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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 Francis named Person of the Year by Time Magazine

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Pope Francis has been named 'Person of the Year' by TIME Magazine. The American publication made the announcement on Wednesday morning, citing the humble ways of the Church's first Latin American Pontiff

Known as the People's Pope, the magazine highlighted the Pope's call for a Church that embraces healing and reform

Upon hearing the announcement the Vatican's spokesperson, Fr. Federico Lombardi, issued a statement. It explained that the Pope isn't looking for praise or fame, but rather in preaching and living the Gospel. He added, that if  being person of the year draws people to this very message, then the Pope welcomes being selected. 

The other four runner ups include Edward Snowden, Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and U.S Senator Ted Cruz


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