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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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.

Pope meets FAO's Director, Jose Graziano da Silva, to discuss fight against world hunger

2012-06-14

During their conversation, Da Silva talked about the deep commitment the Church has in its fight against world hunger and poverty, especially in Africa. Da Silva, highlighted the global reach of the Church, by asking it to renew its efforts in this mission.

They also talked about the coming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held from June 20th to the 22nd in Rio, Brazil. Both of them also discussed their shared hope that rural communities will once again play a key role in the production and distribution of goods.

The director visited the Pope along with two of his staff members. The FAO headquarters are based in Rome. The director general took on his new role on January 1, 2012. His three year term will end on July 2015.

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