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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:

Vatican denies that Pope Francis has a tumor

2015-10-21

The Vatican has strongly denied reports that Pope Francis has a brain tumor.

Holy See Spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement, which was available in four languages, that the news is "entirely unfounded.” He continued, "The Pope is carrying out his very intense activity in a totally normal way.”

According to the Italian newspaper Quotidiano Nazionale, the Pope was treated at a hospital in Pisa. The daily reported that he had been told the brain tumor was curable and didn't require surgery. However, the newspaper did not cite a source

Pope Francis' health has received international attention, as did the health of the last two popes. And considering he will turn 79 on December 17th, it's likely a topic that won't go away.
   


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