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Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

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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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Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

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Corpus Christi procession winds through the streets of Rome


(-VIDEO ONLY-) Pope Francis kicked off the procession through the streets of Rome to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi.

It began outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran, where the Pope celebrated Mass. However, Pope Francis skipped out on the procession in order to save his energy for an upcoming apostolic trip to Calabria.

As thousands of people snaked their way through Via Merulana, the Pope rode a covered car to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Once the procession ended at the basilica in Rome's center, the Pope blessed all the people in attendance.