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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”.

St. Francis Feast Day October 4th

2009-10-02

St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order, is the patron saint for animals, the environment and Italy.

He was born in the town of Assisi in Central Italy in the year 1181.

Both Pope’s John Paul II and Benedict XVI have visited his tombstone which sits at the Basilica of St. Francesco of Assisi’. Francesco was the name his father gave him when he was baptized.

In his early adult life, Francesco spent time in the military also as a beggar on the streets, but eventually a serious illness lead him to reach out to his faith.

In 1209 he heard a sermon that impacted his life forever. He decided to devote his life to apostolic poverty establishing his own order known today as the Order of Friars Minor.

St. Francis of Assisi died at the age of 45.