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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:

New app teaches youth how to drink responsibly

2014-11-15

One out of every 10 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 drinks alcohol weekly. Faced with this reality, the makers of "Pasaporte 0%” show young people the problems associated with consuming alcohol. 

"Pasaporte 0%” offers users other activities they can do besides drinking, showing that you can still have 100% fun with 0% risk. How? Every time users overcomes a challenge, they collect badges to obtain a virtual passport.

For example, users are challenged to try out their adventurous side and take photos of the most exotic animals they can find near them. With these types of missions, the user can develop their creative abilities and learn other ways of having fun

Pasaporte 0% is an initiative of the Salesians in Spain and were helped by the experiences of youth, parents and professionals in developing it. The app is available for Android smartphones via the Google Play store


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