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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”.

Irish Bishops to Pope: We'll collaborate with civil authorities on child abuse scandals

2010-02-16

They examined the failure of Irish Church authorities for manyyears to act effectively in dealing with cases involving the sexualabuse of young people by some Irish clergy and religious.

TheBishops spoke frankly of the sense of pain and anger, betrayal, scandaland shame expressed to them on numerous occasions by those who had beenabused.

They also emphasized their commitment to cooperationwith the statutory authorities in Ireland – North and South – and withthe National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church inIreland to guarantee that the Church’s standards, policies andprocedures represent best practice in this area
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