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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.

Court of the Gentiles: Benedict XVI urges believers and nonbelievers to dialogue


The pope addressed the thousands who were in attendanceat the Notre Dame Cathedral, saying that God "is not a danger tosociety" but is "one of the great questions of our time."

He stressed the importance of breaking down thewalls that exist between believes and nonbelievers, which he said areoften "born of mutual ignorance, skepticism orindifference."

He noted that religions do not have to beafraid of a “fair secularism,” that allows everyone to live“according to their conscience.”

Benedict XVI said that one of the main objectives ofthe Court of the Gentiles “is to promote brotherhood” beyondbelief without denying the differences.

The conferences took place at UNESCO, the Sorbonne, andthe French Academy, meeting with the motto: “Enlightenment,religion and common reason.”

TheCourt of the Gentiles is named after the Temple Mount in Jerusalemwhere non-Jews could enter and ask religious questions.