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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”.
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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.

Benedict XVI named among USA Today most-admired list

2010-12-28

Thetop spots on the list are dominated by politicians with formerpresidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at numbers two and three.

Formerpresident of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Microsoft founder andphilanthropist Bill Gates were named at four and five.

PopeBenedict XVI actually tied for sixth place with Evangelist BillyGraham who has made the top 10 every year the survey has been takensince 1955.

Theonly other religious leader is the Dalai Lama, coming in at number 10on the most admired list, right after Jimmy Carter and Glenn Beck whotied at number eight.

Secretaryof State Hillary Clinton continues her nine year streak of beingnamed the most-admired woman. She is one of four first ladies on thelist, including Michelle Obama and Laura and Barbara Bush.

FormerAlaska governor Sarah Palin was cited at number two, just before TVhost Oprah Winfrey.
Threeof the woman are leaders from outside of the United States: fromEngland are Queen Elizabeth and former prime minister MargaretThatcher, as well as democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.

Alsoon the list is Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State in the Bushadministration.

Besidesleaders and political figures, Angelina Jolie is the only actress tobe named among the top ten most-admired men and women.

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