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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:

Pope's Schedule


March 3, 2014. Pope Francis started the day meeting with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Afterwards, he will meet with a large group of Spanish bishops, who are in the Vatican for their "ad Limina Apostolorum" visit. Among them, Pope Francis will meet with Msgr. Jesús Sanz Montes, archbishop of Oviedo, along with the auxiliary bishop Msrg. Juan Antonio Menéndez Fernández; also with Msgr. Camilo Lorenzo Iglesias, bishop of Astorga; with Msrg. Julián López Martín, bishop of León; with Msrg. Vicente Jiménez Zamora, bishop of Santander; with Msrg. Julián Barrio Barrio, archbishop of Santiago de Compostela; with Msrg. Alfonso Carrasco Rouco, bishop of Lugo; with Msrg. Manuel Sánchez Monge, bishop of Mondoñedo-Ferrol; with Msrg. José Leonardo Lemos Montanet, bishop of Orense y with Msrg. Luis Quinteiro Fiuza, bishop of Tui-Vigo. At 12 the Pope will gather with all Spanish bishops in the New Consistory Hall and then will receive the participants of the Italian Federation for Spiritual Excercises (FIES).