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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 schedule for the week: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits the Vatican

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The first big event of the week will be on Wednesday the 27th, when the Pope will preside over the general audience in St. Peter's Square.

A congress on "The Progress of Regenerative Medicine and its Cultural Impact” will convene from Thursday the 28th to Saturday the 30th, at the Vatican.

Various world experts and personalities, such as U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, will travel to Rome. On Friday the 29th, they will meet with the Pope.

On Saturday the 30th, Pope Francis will host another general audience. It is one of the additional monthly audiences he is hosting during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

The week will conclude with the traditional Regina Coeli prayer. The Pope will appear at the window of the papal apartments at noon to lead the prayer with pilgrims in the square.


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