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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”.

Benedict XVI to intellectuals: “Create masterpieces out of your lives”


Before more than 14 hundred writers, artists, actors and musicians, Benedict XVI spoke about Portugal’s roots. He also focused on their responsibility to shape culture and the integral development of society.

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“Fidelity to man requires fidelity to the truth, which alone is the guarantee of freedom and of the possibility of integral human development.”

Benedict XVI said the North-South Center of the council of Europe, which has its headquarters in Lisbon, is a good example of that. The center promotes the cooperation between Europe, southern countries in the Mediterranean and Africa.

The pope also reminded Portuguese intellectuals that their talent touches the hearts of humanity and that they should not fear bridging the beauty of their work with the beauty of God.

The pope encouraged the art world in Portugal not only to create beautiful masterpieces but also to turn each of their lives into something beautiful too.

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“Create beautiful work, but above all, make your lives a place of beauty.”

In the end, the pope explained that the mission of the Church in the art world is to maintain the search for the truth and the lord alive.