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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-Oct: Personal Ordinarates for Anglicans

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The formation of personal ordinariates for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church.

The Vatican announced Anglicans parishes and entire dioceses would beallowed to come into full communion with the Catholic Church, whilestill maintaining some of thier own traditions.

Mons. Joseph di Noia
Secretary, Congregation for Divine Worship

“This form, the personal ordinariates allows for something very muchpart of the local Church, and as groups emerge who wish now to takeadvantage Apostolic constitution wherever in the world they can do soin a local way in consultation with the Holy See and with theConferences in each place.”

Before the announcement, some 50 Anglican bishops asked for their dioceses to be welcomed into the Catholic Church.


Meanwhile, more than 200 bishops gathered for the Synod of Bishops forAfrica. The synod tackled issues that surround the Church around theworld such as poverty, world hunger, AIDS, ecumenical dialogue andwars.

Arch. John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan
Abuja (Nigeria)

“There are countries where there are still conflict, so they need for areconciliation, and some countries there is no conflicts but there isno justice and therefore everywhere in Africa we have need to billpeace and consolidate.”

October also marked month in which 5 exceptional figures were celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Recognized for their work and service to others, the Pope canonized 5 saints, one of the most prominent figures, Father Damien.

Matthew Bunson
Author, St. Damin of Molokai

“This Belgian priest living in Hawaii became bigger than both Belgiumand Hawaii, justifiably celebrated by both. But by the time of thatimmense suffering that he underwent in Molokai he had become a trulyinternational figure.”

Pilgrims from Hawaii and all around the world gathered in St. Peter’sBasilica to witness their patron saint get a place at the altars in avery memorable ceremony.
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