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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

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Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

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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.
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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's visit to the Philippines has an official logo

2014-09-25

This is the official logo for the Pope's upcoming visit to the Philippines. The blue, red and yellow shades are the colors of the Filipino flag, which represents the country and the people. 

The Philippines is known as "The pearl of the Orient seas”, which is represented by the yellow circle. The white cross symbolizes the Christian faith. 

The themes chosen for the papal visit, mercy and compassion are represented by red and blue circles. 

The two symbols appear to embrace the yellow circle, representing the merciful and compassionate arms of the Pope.

Pope Francis' visit is only four months away and the details of his trip are available on the official website.


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