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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 meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed

2016-09-15

Pope Francis continues to strengthen ties with the Muslim world. In the Apostolic Palace library, he met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

It was a formal, but very warm meeting. The day before, the pope had asked religious leaders from around the world to condemn terrorists who use God's name to justify violence. Mohammed bin Zayed is one of them. On his Twitter account, messages in favor of dialogue and respect are commonly seen. In fact, Pope Francis gave him a medallion symbolizing reconciliation.

During the meeting, they discussed humanitarian issues and bilateral cooperation. After the meeting, Mohammed bin Zayed, met with the Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to sign a bilateral agreement.


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