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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”.

Bernard Fellay, superior of Lefebvrites will meet with the Vatican

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For example he opposed religious freedom, interreligious dialogue and collegiality among bishops. As a whole, the group is not in communion with the pope.

Fellay took part in a meeting with the Vatican last June. Both gruops have had ongoing communication since at least 2009.

That same year Benedict XVI revoked the excommunication of the four bishops who were illicitly ordained in 1988 by Marcel Lefebvre, but their status inside the Church remains unclear. 
The Lefebvrites have 551 priests, 239 seminarians and roughly 100,000 followers worldwide.


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