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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.

Italian Cardinal Carlo Furno passes away

2015-12-10

The Italian Cardinal Carlo Furno passed away this Wednesday in Rome. At 94, he was the fifth oldest cardinal.

Furno was born in the Turin region of Italy and became a priest during the Second World War. After studying law, he undertook a career as a Vatican diplomat, traveling to Peru, Libya, and Brazil.

He was created cardinal in 1994 by Pope John Paul II. The Italian acted as pontifical delegate at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Mary Major in Rome, where he will be buried.

With his death, the College of Cardinals is now composed of 216 cardinals, of whom 117 could vote in an eventual conclave.


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