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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 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”.

The lessons a Swiss Guard took from the pope and brought him success in business


Andreas Widmer
Author, "Pope & the CEO”

"I feel I was so privileged to become a Swiss Guard and have a front row seat to this man's life during my time and finding my faith here in Rome in the guards and having this kind of privileged access that I felt more and more that sharing this with others is one way of showing my appreciation.”

Widmer is now the president the Carpenter’s Fund, a group that empowers entrepreneurs in poorer countries by providing them with loans. Through his service in the Swiss Guard and his work in business, he believes that people should be encouraged to make profits.

Andreas Widmer
Author, "Pope & the CEO”

"We ought to be profitable servants, not only spiritually but materially as well. But what comes into play is what are we doing with our profits and how are we making our profits and how much profit should we make.”

However, through his successes and failures in business ventures, the former guard says that he always remembers what lies beyond the days profits.

Andreas Widmer
Author, "Pope & the CEO”

"The key lesson I learned is that to not forget what the ultimate goal is of where we're trying to get to. Business and all of the things we do at work is a means to get to the end and we should never forget what that end is.”

Andreas Widmer hopes the book can be used as a tool for the next generation of business people as they enter the work force.