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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.
World

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.
Vatican

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.
Vatican

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 Francis

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:

A Royal visit to Rome: Pope agrees to have 'tea time' with Queen Elizabeth II

2014-02-04

Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis on April 3rd. The queen will be accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, during their brief visit. 

The royal couple is planning on having lunch with Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano. Afterward, they'll head out to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Marta. 

The last time the queen meet with a pontiff was back in 2010, during Benedict XVI's visit to the UK. He was welcomed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, which is the  Queen's official residence in Scotland. 

In her more than 60 year reign, Queen Elizabeth has met with three other Popes. In addition to Benedict XVI, she also met with Pope John XXIII in 1961 and John Paul II in the year 2000



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