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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:

Check out what the Pope is doing this week!


On Monday, May 18th, Pope Francis will meet with members of the Italian Episcopal Conference for the opening of the general assembly of Italian bishops.

The Pope will hold his general audience open to the public on Wednesday, and thousands of pilgrims are expected in St. Peter's Square.

There will be a press conference in the Holy See Press room on Thursday May 21st to discuss an upcoming women's conference. It is being organized by the  Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations and the International Alliance of Women's Life and Family. The conference will take place from May 22nd to May 24th.

On Saturday, the Pope will head to Paul VI Hall to meet with the Christian Association of Italian Workers (ACLI). More than 7,000 people will attend the meeting, which marks 70 years since the group's founding.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Pentecost with Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

Then, at noon, he will pray the Regina Coeli from the window of the Apostolic Palace, overlooking St. Peter's Square.