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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 schedule for this week: Maradona and a new Jesuit Superior General

2016-10-10

Pope Francis starts off his week with an eye on the General Congregation of the Jesuits and the imminent election of their new Superior General. Pope Francis will be the first person, outside the General Congregation, that will know the name of the 31st successor of St. Ignatius.

On Wednesday, the pope will celebrate his weekly General Audience, in St. Peter's Square, at 10 a.m., where he will be joined by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. 

It is expected that, at some point during the day, the pope will meet with some of the soccer stars that will be in Rome to play in the Match for Peace, like Maradona or Ronaldinho. The match will take place on Wednesday evening at the Olympic Stadium.

On Sunday, the pope will celebrate Mass and lead the canonization ceremony that will recognize seven new saints in the Catholic Church.

They are: 
Salomon Leclerq
José Sánchez del Río
Manuel González García
Ludovico Pavoni
Alfonso María Fusco
José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero
Elizabeth of the Trinity

After the ceremony, at noon, the pope will lead the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square with thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. 


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