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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”.

Harvard contest challenges designers to create homes for less than $300

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To help create housing that was cheap and easily built, a professor from Dartmouth launched a contest in "Harvard Business Review” to create homes for 300 dollars or less. This was the beginning of "$300 House,” a contest for architects, engineers and designers from every country.

The winner was Eric Ho for his proposal to build individual housing units that are attached together and thereby cutting down on costs. These houses would create a neighborhood of around 100 families. To view the design, you can follow his step by step construction plan that would keep costs under $300.

The California architect Joseph Sandy sent this design that can be adapted to different climates, giving homes to poor families around the world.

Among the hundreds of projects presented, the top 16 took awards home. However, the idea behind the contest didn't end there. Some of these designs are already being built in India, Ethiopia and Haiti to help ensure that nobody is left without a home.

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