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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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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 Francis is the most influential person on Twitter

2014-06-27

Pope Francis is the most influential Twitter user in the world. For each tweet published he receives an average 10,000 retweets in his Spanish account and more than 6,400 in English. 

This is was indicated in a study by "Twiplomacy 2014”, which aims to identify how world leaders use Twitter

According to their report, the most used words in his tweets are God, Jesus and love

In June, the Pope's Twitter account reached 14 million followers. He became the second most followed world leader after Barack Obama, who has 43 million followers. 

Francis' tweets are published in nine languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Polish and Latin. The Spanish account has the most followers, with more than 6 million users. 


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