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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”.

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”.

Year in Review-February : Vatican State turns 80


In February, controversy ensued over the pope’s lifting of the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops.

Several organizations protested because one of the bishops had infamously denied the extent of the Holocaust. 

He later wrote a letter to all the bishops of the world explaining thathe was not aware of this and that the pardon was originally intendedfor being ordained without permission and not for other offenses.

With the start of the season of Lent, the pope asked people to notforget the one billion people in the world who suffer from starvationeveryday.

Josette Sheeran
Executive Director, World Food Program

“Our message is, well, we know it’s a hard time. Don’t forget thepeople that live in places with no streets. We have to keep up ourgenerosity, because they will not survive without our help”

That’s why the World Food Program teamed up with Catholic organizationsto continue their mission of getting food to the places that need itthe most.