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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.

Focolare Youth meet in Italy to talk about economic crisis and social issues

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During the meeting, there was a presentation of 'Genfest 2012', which is to be held in Budapest this August 31 to September 2. Some 12,000 young people are set to attend to present how each of them is working to change the lives of others.

The event in Loppiano helped to launch the 'United World Project' which will be part of a Permanent Global Observatory Fraternity. Their aim is to help the economy, media, sports and politics in efforts to support a more united world in solidarity.

These initiatives are inspired by the message of Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare Movement in 1943. Her charisma is based on the promotion of unity and universal brotherhood. Her hope was to build inter-religious dialogue and to build a better society based on respect of others.


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