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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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.

Pope asks artists to bring hope to the world

2009-11-21

Benedict XVI
"You are thecustodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speakto the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, tocall forth dreams and hopes, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of humanengagement. Be grateful, then, for the gifts you have received and be fullyconscious of your great responsibility to communicate beauty, to communicate inand through beauty! Through your art, you yourselves are to be heralds andwitnesses of hope for humanity!"

Benedict XVI
"Dear friends, thank you for your presence here today. Let the beauty that youexpress by your God-given talents always direct the hearts of others to glorifythe Creator, the source of all that is good. God’s blessings upon you all!"