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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 writes letter to Venezuelan government and opposition

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Clashes between protesters and security forces killed 41 people in the streets of Venezuela. Now, for the first time since the protests began, government and opposition sat down for talks.

Pope Francis sent a message asking them to embrace mutual respect, patience and the courage to achieve peace. He called on them to overcome their differences with "the heroism of forgiveness,” and urges them be courageous "for the sake of their people and the future of their children.”

In a separate letter, the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said he's hopeful peace will come soon. The former apostolic nuncio to Venezuela wrote that "my heart is still with you,” and added that the peace process is "a good opportunity that cannot be wasted.” 

Cardinal Parolin also renewed his willingness to mediate between both sides.



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