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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.

Check out Calendar of the Jubilee Year of Mercy

2015-05-05

(-ONLY VIDEO-) The Jubilee Year of Mercy will begin on December 8th. On Tuesday the Vatican gave some insight on what can be expected. 

December 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
  
Sunday, December 13, 2015
III Sunday of Advent
 
Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in the Cathedrals of the world.
 

January 2016 
 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
World Day for Peace.
Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major.
 
Tuesday, January 19, - Thursday, January 21, 2016
Jubilee for the clergy, religious and lay faithful working in Sanctuaries and Shrines.
  
Monday, January 25, 2016
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.
 
"Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
 
  
February 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the Day for Consecrated Life
Jubilee for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life.  
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday
Sending forth of the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica.
 
Monday, February 22, 2016
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
 
Jubilee for the Roman Curia
"Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
 
 
March 2016
 
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 
"24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica on the afternoon of Friday, March 4.
 
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday
The diocesan day for youth in Rome.
 
"Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
 
 
April 2016
 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy.
  
Sunday, April 24, 2016
V Sunday of Easter
 
Jubilee for young boys and girls (ages 13 – 16)
To profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy.
  
"Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
 
  
May 2016
 
Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi in Italy
Jubilee for deacons.
 
 
June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016
Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jubilee for priests.
160 years since the introduction of the Feast by Pius IX in 1856.
  
Sunday, June 12, 2016
XI Sunday of Ordinary Time
Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities.
 
"Jubilee” sign of the Holy Father: witness of the works of mercy.
 
  
July 2016
 
Tuesday, July 26 – Sunday, July 31, 2016
To conclude on the XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
 
Jubilee for young people.
World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.
 
 
September 2016
 
Sunday, September 4, 2016
XXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – September
Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy
  
Sunday, September 25, 2016
XXVI Sunday of Ordinary Time
Jubilee for catechists
 

October 2016 
 
Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016
Saturday and Sunday after the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Marian Jubilee
 

November 2016
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Solemnity of All Saints
Holy Mass celebrated by the Holy Father in memory of the faithful departed.
  
Sunday, November 6, 2016
XXXII Sunday of Ordinary Time
In St. Peters Basilica, the Jubilee for prisoners.
  
Sunday, November 13, 2016
XXXIII Sunday of Ordinary Time
 
Closing of the Holy Doors in the Basilicas of Rome and in the Dioceses of the world.
 
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
 
Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.