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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”.

Pope Highlights Work of Brother Roger, Founder of Taize

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The Pope called him an "ineffable witness to the Gospel, peace and reconciliation.” He highlighted his work for Christian unity and said the "ecumenism of holiness" of Brother Roger should be an example for Christian unity.

Benedict XVI said that the Taize community allows young people around the world to “find meaning in their lives” and have “a personal experience with God.”

Brother Roger died on August 16, 2006 aged 80 – he was killed by a mentally ill woman.

The Taize community was born 70 years ago, when the world was at war. It now has over 100 members, Catholics and Protestants.

The community has always been an example of unity. Some of its members live in developing countries, supporting the most disadvantaged.

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