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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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.

“Vision”, the story of Hildegard von Bingen, a renaissance nun in Medieval Germany


Born into a wealthy family, she was sent to live in a monastery at the age of eight for schooling. She decides to dedicate her life to chastity as a nun and eventually becomes head abbess of the convent.

Hildegard claims that she is receiving messages from God but many members of the cloister suspect she is being controlled by the Devil. By describing her visions she faces the possibility of excommunication. This eventually leads to a showdown between herself and the reigning abbot who is highly suspicious of her.

While receiving her visions, Hildegard is also fighting the status quo by trying to expand the role that women play in the Church during this time period.

The film was directed by the prominent feminist Margarethe von Trotta, who is part of the New German Cinema movement. The role of Hildegard is played by Barbara Sukowa, who has teamed up with Von Trotta in the past on different projects.

The film was originally released in 2009 but keep your eyes open because the DVD goes on sale April 19.

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