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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”.

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.

Exhibition at the Vatican Museums celebrates Vatican Radio's 80th birthday


Antonio Paolucci
Director, Vatican Museums
TheVatican Museums have done their best to prepare this small exhibitionin the entrance hall, which is a strategic location because for theyear-long survey, about 5 million people people of all languages willvisit from around the world, showing the worldwide impact of VaticanRadio.”

Theexhibition is the main event of Vatican Radio´s 80thanniversary proceedings. Alsoplanned is the publication of a book on the history of Vatican Radio,as well as the meeting of chairs of European radio stations.Thehead of the Vatican City said today that Vatican Radio has had thesame mission for its 80 years of existence: to bring the voice of thePope to the whole world, even to places where there is no religiousfreedom.

Card. Giovanni Lajolo
President, Governatorate of VaticanCity
Radioremains the appropriate instrument, and, sometimes the only, tospread a message of faith and freedom. Radio can overcome barriersand enter the houses and places where faith continues to develop insecret, at the risk of one´s own life.”

Fr. Federico Lombardi
Director, Vatican Radio

“Webelieve that we have a clear and constant mission. We serve for theproclamation of the Gospel, in a specific way, as collaborators ofthe Holy Father.”

From1940 until 1946, Vatican Radio broadcast 1,270,000 messages, 12,105hours of broadcasting that brought the voice and message of the popeto the prison camps and battlefronts of World War II.

Thesuccess of Vatican Radio is not limited to the past. With the adventof new technologies, the radio of the pope has been reinvented. Now80 years old and making the leap to internet radio and mobilepodcast, there is the hope that the new challenges facing VaticanRadio will be met with at least 80 more years of success.