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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”.

Presidents of Chile and Argentina visit the Pope

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But it wasn’t just any traditional visit by a head of state.

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet were here to celebrate.

In the late 70’s the two South American countries were on the verge of going to war over territorial issues. Then in 1984, they signed a peace treaty under mediation of the Vatican, which the late Pope John Paul II played a key role in.

The visit marks the 25th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship treaty. An anniversary the two heads of state wanted to commemorate along side  the countries delegations and other special guests here at the Vatican.

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