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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.
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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.
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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.

Be My Eyes, the app that lends blind people a pair of eyes

2015-05-02

Be My Eyes is a new application that combines technology and volunteerism. It allows people with poor vision to use their cell phone camera to record situations when they need help with things like walking through a new area or checking the expiration date on food. A volunteer with the app receives the video and helps them through the situation.

The app was created by a Danish nonprofit that connects the blind communtiy with volunteers through smartphones. When someone downloads the app, they're asked if they're blind or want to be a volunteer. 

Blind people can use the app whenever they face a difficult situation, and then volunteers receive a notification to let them know that their eyes can be of use at that moment.

It's a simple way to help people who have difficulty seeing. Be My Eyes is only available for iOS, but the company is working on an Android version. It can downloaded in English and Spanish.


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