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

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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

A “Bird’s Eye View” at the Pope

2009-05-05


Child 1
He works.

Child 2
Writes papers.

In a new children’s book, Max and Benedict, a little bird gives readers an inside look at how the Pope passes his time.

Max is a curious little sparrow that lives in the cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica.  During the day, he flies to the Pope’s window – the very one thousands of visitors gaze up to everyday from Saint Peter’s Square.

From this vantage point, Max observes Benedict’s long and busy days that often begin at sun up and end well after sundown.

The book details the Pope’s daily itinerary, which includes meeting with visitors, reading correspondence, writing encyclicals and so much more.

It’s a clever vehicle for informing and satisfying curious minds…and not just the minds of children.

The book is the work of journalist and author, Jeanne Perego and will be available in English on May 8th.


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