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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:

The Cenacle, where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper

2014-05-25

The Cenacle is where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper, and where the Apostles gathered on the Pentecost. It's in Jerusalem, and though the actual building is not from the time of Jesus, the location is the same one. According to Jewish tradition, King David is also buried there.

Thousands of people make pilgrimages there every year, but it's not a church, nor does it belong to Christians.

In 1523, the Otoman Empire expelled from it the Franciscan community, which had founded there its first convent in the Holy Land, two centuries before.

Since the creation of the State of Israel, the Cenacle is property of the government and is open to the public.

Mass can only be celebrated during very special occasions, like the visit of John Paul II to the Holy Land in 2000.

Following his example, Pope Francis will also presided a Mass there on Monday May 26, 2014.

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