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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:

New decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2016-01-22

January 22, 2016. On January 21, Pope Francis authored the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish the following decrees:

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Polish Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary. (1631 - 1701)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. (1840 - 1914)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Mexican Blessed layman and martyr José Sánchez del Río. (1913 - 1928)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Francesco Maria Greco. (1857 - 1931)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Elisabetta Sanna. (1788 - 1857)

- The martyrdom of the German Servant of God Engelmar Unzeitig. (1911 - 1945)

- The martyrdom of the Spanish Servant of God Fr. Genaro Fueyo Castañón and three lay partners in 1936.

- The martyrdom of the Japanese Servant of God Justo Takayama Ukon. (1552-1553)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Arsenio da Trigolo. (1849 - 1909)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Maria Luisa Blessed Sacrament. (1826-1886)