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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”.

Pope asks to not use religion to justify violence

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He specifically said he was worried about aggressions against Christians in parts of India. That’s why the pope asked religious leaders to focus their efforts on helping the faithful to live a more saintly life.

The pope also spoke about the economic crisis and asked the ambassadors not forget poor countries that are worse off today because of the recession.

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"For globalization to work properly, a strong international solidarity is necessary between rich and poor countries and also within each country, even rich ones."

In his view, the crisis can spur new violence in the face of the desperation of the scarcity of resources.

In his letter to the ambassador of South Africa, the pope said that the Catholic Church is still active in the campaign against the spread of the AIDS virus and highlighted fidelity in matrimony and abstinence as the best means to combat the disease.

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