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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 instituted a day of prayer for the victims of sexual abuse

2016-09-12

Pope Francis has asked the Episcopal Conferences to choose a day to pray for the victims of sexual abuse.

The initiative was announced by the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors created by the pope in March 2014. This welcomed the proposal made by a person who suffered abuse in their infancy.

The Commission is concentrating its efforts to sensitize local churches against this drama. Over recent months, its members have traveled the world giving courses to bishops, priests, and  religious on how to prevent abuse and what guidelines to follow before the appearance of a new case.

The Commission also announced that in the coming months they will create their own website and present new initiatives to the pope for consideration.


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