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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.
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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:

More than 130,000 migrants have attempted to cross the Mediterranean in 2015

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This is the image that often comes when immigrants try to cross the Mediterranean. 

Some are fleeing from war, conflict, poverty and persecution. Inside these small boats, they change the course of their lives forever. 

According to the United Nations, most of them are from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Syria. They always seem to be more and more. 

In 2014, during the first six months, an estimated 75,000 migrants tried to make their way across the Mediterranean. This year alone, the number has spiked to about 137,000. 

They try to make their way to European ports to not only find a refuge, but above all else, for the chance of a new life. 


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