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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”.

Pope tells new Patriarch of Maronite Church to spread Gospel with urgency

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Patriarch Rai now faces the challenge of uniting the Maronite Catholic Church which has been divided among political lines.

The pope spoke to the patriach about the Synod of Bishops in the Middle East which took place last October and expressed the urgency he felt in proposing the Gospel to those who had moved away from the Church or never been exposed to it.

The government of Lebanon is also seeing some changes, with the appointment of Najib Mikati as prime minister in January. Patriarch Rai traveled to Rome with an official delegation of the Lebanese government and has called for quickly forming a new Lebanese cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mikati.

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