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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:

Pope's educational foundation gets thousands to lend a hand for peace

2015-12-26

Scholas, the global educational network promoted by Pope Francis, has set a goal for this Christmas: They want everyone on Twitter to work for peace.

"I invite you to lend a hand to Scholas for peace.”

The campaign is called "Your hand for peace.” Every user will paint their hand, take a photo, and upload it to Twitter with the #YourHandForPeace And the final step is the most important: They want users to inspire their friends to join the great chain of messages for peace.

More than six million young people take part in this global network, in which students from different schools, countries, and religions share projects and get involved in improving their cities.

POPE FRANCIS
February 5, 2015
"We are not going to change the world if we do not change education.”

According to the Pope, changing education will require a major commitment from everyone. Concrete initiatives from all kinds of groups will be needed. Because what happens to young people now will affect the world for years to come.


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