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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:

Italian Cardinal Francesco Monterisi turns 80: number of cardinals electors drops to 118

2014-05-28

Italian Cardinal Francesco Monterisi turns 80 years old on Wednesday May 28: the number of cardinals eligible to vote in a conclave drops to 118.

Now Archpriest emeritus of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Cardinal Monterisi worked for years at the Vatican's diplomatic service.

After working in Egypt and South Korea, in 1993 he was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time in charge, John Paul II made the historical visit to Sarajevo in 1997.

Benedict XVI created him cardinal in 2010 and he took part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis three years later.

Now, Cardinal Monterisi looses his right to vote in a future conclave. But the overall number of cardinals remains at 215.


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