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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:

A look at the Pope's powerful visit to an immigrant shantytown


The Pope had planned to visit a parish but asked his driver to stop here while on the way.

"There are refugees from many places here."

No one knew about the visit. It was a huge surprise, and the residents rushed to meet Pope Francis.

"Oh God! How exciting!”


Instantly, a swarm of people surrounded Pope Francis. Everyone asked for his blessing, they held his hand and captured the moment with their cell phone cameras. The Pope exuded happiness.

"Eat well, huh?"

Then Pope Francis asked them to pray with him.

– "Who speaks Castilian?"
– "All of us."
– "We are from South America."

The Pope said goodbye, to applause, with one of his usual requests.

"God bless you. Pray for me".

"We are very happy."
"Pray for me."

- JM
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