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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Lessons for Latin American ambassadors to the Holy See

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That’s why, 20 diplomats from every country in Latin American, met at the Gregorian University in Rome. Here they’re learning all about Vatican diplomacy, it’s part of the course titled: The Catholic Church and the Holy See’s foreign policy.”

Card. Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

 “The initiative came about so that ambassadors to the Holy See, and others as well, can learn about the typical things that are said about Vatican diplomacy – what it’s about and how the Vatican diplomacy is organized and carried out.

Ian Carlos Torres Parra
Minister-Counselor of Venezuela’s Embassy to the Holy See

“I’m here participating in this course, representing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which is really quite interesting because we will be able to gain an overview of the role of the Holy See’s international policy within the frame work of the Catholic Church.”

This is the 4th edition of this course, which this year is focusing specifically on Latin America. Currently, more than half of Catholics around the globe, live in Latin America.

Over a span of 10 days, participants will learn what it means to be a good ambassador. They’ll also learn the role and the significance of the Vatican’s foreign policy.

Card. Jean-Louis Tauran
President, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

“Ambassadors who participate in the course are people who come to learn about serving their country, because diplomacy is also about knowing how to understand and how to learn.”

Ian Carlos Torres Parra
Minister-Counselor of Venezuela’s Embassy to the Holy See

“Ambassadors who participate in the course are people serving their country and who also want to learn more, since diplomacy is also about knowing how to observe, understand and learn.”

A short course that puts into practice the social doctrine of the Church with one goal in mind: collaboration with the world’s governments for the development of nations and social justice.

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