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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”.

The oldest Bible in the world is put online

2009-07-13

It’s a treasure that is now available online almost in its entirety. Thanks to digital technology the codex’s 800 pages can be seen in high definition. It’s so old that scientists have not been able to recover all the books of the Bible, and only the Old Testament remains intact.


For four years, experts in England, Russia, Germany and Egypt have worked to put the Bible online. Each one of these countries has a part of the manuscript. A German theologian discovered it in 1800 in the monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai desert in Egypt . Later, a part of the text was taken to Leipzig, Germany, and another to Russia after Czar Alexander II paid for the investigation.


In 1930, Russia decided to sell part of the manuscript to England. As a result, the national library of that country has the part with the most pages.
For now, thanks to the internet, anyone can read the ancient text in the highest of qualities in any part of the world.

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