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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.

Pope's Schedule

2014-01-31

January 31, 2014. Pope Francis kicked off a busy Friday schedule by meeting at 10:30 with Madrid Card. Antonio Maria Ruoco Varela. Thirty minutes later, he welcomed Msgr. Bruno Musarò, apostolic nunzio to Cuba. At 11:20, the Pope met with Cardinal-elect Vincent Gerard Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (UK), followed by Don Ferdinando Neri from the Nomadelfia Community, twenty minutes later. At 11:55, he welcomed Prof. Franco Milano, national president for the Italian Catholic Action group; and at 12:15PM, the Pope addressed the participants of the Plenary Assembly for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The last scheduled event was a meeting at 6PM, with Card. Fernando Filoni, the prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.