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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).
Pope Francis

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”.

Beatification Process

2009-04-06

For past saints, it normally takes five years before the canonization process commences, but it was clear that at least for the masses who attended the papal funeral, John Paul was already a saint. (Santo Subito)

Mons. Slawomir Oder
Postulator for the Beatification Process of John Paul II
I am not surprised because I always said that everyone who visited the pope that was close to him, like me, for thirteen years, I saw him at least once a week, I always had the impression that I was living beside a saint.  So for me, I would say it is not a surprise. 

If you are interested in contributing your own personal encounter with John Paul, you can write to this address and follow the process on the web. 

Postulazione.GiovanniPaoloII@VicariatusUrbis.org