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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

STOQ: Vatican sponsors conference on evolution

2009-04-02

A four day conference sponsored by the Vatican featured scientists and theologians from all over coming together for dialogue on evolution.

The aim was to present solid scientific facts that are widely accepted while also discussing the theological perspective.

The Church says its possible to accept biological evolution as a way in which God creates life.David Wilson seems to think religion can play a role after all in the debate over evolution, keeping in mind that it refers to the body and not the spirit.

David Sloan Wilson
Professor, Binghamton University
Everyone needs a value system. Our behaviors  do not come directly from our genes. They come indirectly from our genes. Our capacity for culture evolved by genetic evolution. But our most immediate behaviors come from very largely from this value system.

Now it’s up to both sides to continue communicating through constructive dialogue. What’s certain is that meetings like these help faith and science come together.

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