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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”.

Ali Agca, "when I shot the Pope did not want to kill him, just hurt"

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In an interview with the Italian magazine Gente, "Agca talks about his stay in maximum security prisons in Turkey and Italy, the state of his mental health and his role in one of the biggest mysteries of recent decades. .


Agci – a former member a terrorist group called the Grey Wolves – describes John Paul II as the most admirable person of the twentieth century and he recalls when the Pope went to visit him when he was in prison. Agca says "it was a wonderful time, we were like old friends." John Paul II even gave him a medal of Our Lady of Fatima, which was lost when Agca changed prisons.  

Agca finished his prison term six months ago and is preparing a book which will be released later this year.

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