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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 Francis condemns the terrorists attack in Brussels

2016-03-22

The Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram to the Archbishop of Brussels on behalf of the Pope.

Pope Francis trusts "God's mercy” for those who have lost their lives and calls for the comfort and relief to the family and friends of the victims. He "condemns violence,” provoking so much suffering and implores God for the gift of peace.

After this attack, Rome has reinforced security measures at airports and public transportation, but the alert level remains unchanged.

With the arrival of the Jubilee, the Italian government had already launched a special safety device that includes extensive controls, especially in large ceremonies like Easter.

The Vatican has confirmed that the Pope's schedule remains the same and that he will still participate in the major events planned for Holy Week.


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