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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.
World

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.
Vatican

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.
Vatican

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.
Pope Francis

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:

Cardinal Paolo Sardi turns 80 years old. Cardinal Electors goes down to 115

2014-09-01

Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi turned 80 years old today, reducing the number of cardinal electors to 115. 

The cardinal is the patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

He was created a cardinal by Benedict XVI on November 20, 2010 and participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis.

He also served as the Vice Chamberlain and was one of the authors and revisers of Benedict XVI's addresses. 

Cardinal Paolo Sardi will now pass to the group of cardinals non electors, who are 95 for a total of 210 in the College of Cardinals


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