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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:

Decree for the Causes of Saints

2014-01-27

January 27, 2014. Pope Francis signed the decree recognizing the martyrdom of Servant of God Pedro Asúa Mendía, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain in 1936. He also recognized the heroic virtues of: Italian Servant of God Giuseppe Girelli, a diocesan priest who died in Verona in 1978; Spaniard Servant of God Zacarías Salteráin, a Barefoot Carmelite who died in India in 1957; Marcella Mallet, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Quebed, and died in 1871; Servant of God María Benedicta Arias, founder of the Servant Sisters of 'Jesus Sacramentado,' who died in Argentina in 1894; Servant of God Margaret of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Founder of the Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus, who died in Malta in 1952: Servant of God Serafina of the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ, who died in Brazil in 1988; and Servant of God Elisabetta Sanna, member of the Third Order of St. Francis, who died in Rome in 1857.