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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.

The Pope dedicates message to children on the upcoming World Day of Migrants & Refugees

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The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be held on January 17th and will focus on the youngest immigrants and refugees. Benedict XVI lamented that when children have no real role models or family support, they suffer from distress and severe disorders.

That’s why, the Pope has called for special attention to both children born in foreign countries as those living in their native countries but who do not meet their parents until years later. The Pope says these children are part of two cultures and they people need to be help them integrate to society.

In fact, Benedict XVI cited the Convention on the Rights of the Child and recalls that the rights of minors should be protected to prevent them being abandoned and exploited.

Benedict XVI thanked the work of many individuals and institutions working for children and called on all Christians to become more aware of the situation of child migrants and refugees.

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