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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:

ROME REPORTS presents 'John Paul II's Smile'


Days before the canonization of John Paul II, ROME REPORTS TV News Agency presents a special collage titled "John Paul II's Smile.” It pieces together the performances that loosened up one of the busiest men in the world.

"His pontificate lasted 26 years,” the clip begins. "Throughout this time, we heard him speak dozens of languages; kiss the ground of countries all over the world; and meet with all kinds of people. We saw him hug people, we saw him stumble; we saw him fight. And thanks to this magician and this clown, we also saw him cry with laughter.

These performances, by a magician and clown, are immortalized on video. They took place year after year, on Holy Week, during the Pope's gathering with the UNIV Conference.