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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-November/ December: John Paul II is Venerable

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Also, the pope participated in the Food and Agriculture’s World Summit on Food Security. Benedict XVI cited how there are more than 1 billion people suffering from world hunger around the world, the highest number ever. He called on rich countries to invest in agriculture and to open the international markets to poorer economies.

Benedict XVI
Hunger is the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty, Opulence and waster are no longer acceptable when the tragedy of hunger is assuming even greater proportions.”

Ban Ki-Moon
U.N Secretary-General

We need the support from the international community, without funding we don’t be able to do that.”

The pope chose the month of November to receive nearly 300 artists inside the Sistine Chapel. He invited them to create beautiful art that transmits hope to the world.

Benedict XVI
"You are the custodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speak to the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of human engagement.”

Santiago Calatrava
Architect
I believe that in the world and in the moment we are living in, bringing the concept of beauty that he has given ,at this point in time, is essential and it significantly shows.”

Zaha Hadid
Architect

Beauty in all origins is about, someone in heaven, how you can create spaces to be like heaven on earth in a way."

One of the pope’s final messages of the year was the one he prepared in anticipation of World Day of Peace, which is celebrated January 1. Benedict XVI said in order to gain social stability, protecting the environment is necessary.

The end of the year was marked by the decree the pope signed to name his predecessors, John Paul II and Pius XII venerables. It was the last step needed before they are beatified. But first Benedict XVI must still sign off on miracles attributed to their intercession in order to get a place on the altars.

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