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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”.

Year in Review-April: G20 Summit 2009

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The pope asked that the meeting take into account the issue of poverty in world that has worsened with the economic crisis. He alluded directly to the situation in Africa where he had visited just days earlier.

On the feast of the Resurrection, the pope asked Catholics not to forget the tragedies that plague Africa and other places in the world.

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“With Easter, Christ has removed the root of evil, but he needs  the aid of men and women to help him assure, always and everywhere, the  victory with his own weapons: the weapons of justice and truth, mercy, forgiveness and love.”

The month of April also saw the celebration of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, young Spaniards received the World Youth Day Cross from young Australians. Since then, the cross has travelled through Spain in preparation for Madrid 2011.


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“This handover assumes a highly symbolic value which we use to express our eternal gratitude to God for the gifts we received during our great meeting in Sydney and for those gifts we will pass on in Madrid.”


In the middle of Holy Week, Italy woke up to a deadly earthquake that left 271 people dead. The pope promised to travel to the affected area as soon as possible and sent his personal secretary to greet the families of the victims and to participate in a mass funeral.

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