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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”.
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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.

Chief Rabbi of UK: “What will it profit Europe if it gains the world yet loses its soul?”

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During his meeting with Benedict XVI, he says the two exchanged views on the loss of spiritual values, the current economic crisis and the relationship between politics and religion. 

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
“I found I a kindred spirit, we spoke the same language, have the same worries and are committed to the same principles. So I found it very helpful for meeting. And I hope that we can go together, Jews and Christians to strengthen the moral fabric of Europe.”

After his meeting with the pope, Lord Sacks visited the Pontifical Gregorian University where he was joined by Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Commission for Relations with Judaism.

The Chief Rabbi spoke on the importance of business ethics based on Jewish and Christian principles. He paraphrased this with a famous Christian text: “What will it profit Europe if it gains the world yet loses its soul?”


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