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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.

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.

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.

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:

Understanding the Liturgical Year, through the words of Pope Francis


Understanding the Liturgical Year of the Catholic Church can seem a bit overwhelming, but now there's a book out to make this journey a lot easier. 

Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time, Author 
"An explanation of the Church’s Liturgical Year and the special times of preparation like Advent and Lent and Special Feast Days and celebrations.”

The book is titled Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time. It was authored by Cindy Wooden, an American journalist, who has covered the Vatican for 25 years. The photographs in the book which has 119 pages, are the work of photographer Paul Haring. 

Reflecting on some of the Pope's speeches and homilies,  book sheds light on the spiritual connection that comes when one goes to Mass. 

Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"In the Pope’s vision, when we go to Mass, we leave behind our time and we enter into God’s time. It’s time consecrated by God. It’s time for us to build our relationship with God and hopefully leave, transformed ourselves and able to transform the world around us.” 

True to the Pope's personal style, the book includes excerpts that give readers some practical tips on how to embrace the Gospel in every day life. 

Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"So it’s a description the Pope himself is giving us and telling us what’s most important in these Seasons and in these Feasts.”

The book is available in Italian, Spanish and English. It's available in Amazon and through the Publishing House of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops.