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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”.
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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.

“There be dragons”: A film on Saint Josemaria Escriva

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Charlie Cox, who starred in the movie “Stardust,” plays Escriva in the new film, and will be joined by Geraldine Chaplin and Rodrigo Santoro.

The movie tells the story of a journalist that’s investigating the life of his dying father and discovers the lifelong friendship he had with the founder of Opus Dei, from his childhood until the years of the Spanish civil war.

The film was funded by private investors from the United States and Spain. Opus Dei did not give money toward the film.

According to the director, it’s not meant to be a movie about Josemaria Escriva, but about things people do to find meaning in life.

It’s a story about everyday heroes and saints that  that highlights the value of friendship and forgiveness.

The film is set to debut in 2010.

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