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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.

Finishing Touches of Rimini Meeting

2012-08-27

THE MYSTERY OF MATTER
It sounds remarkable, but as humans we only know four percent of the matter that makes up the world. In fact, the discovery of the so called Higgs particle, showed just how much more still needs to be discovered. The research director of the European Center for Nuclear Research, Sergio Bertolucci, and the LHC project leader at the center, Lucio Rossi, spoke about this during the meeting. It's been nicknamed the 'God particle' since it explains how mass comes about.

The experiment took place at  CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, where a team of scientists from around the world worked together. A great discovery, which is described as just the beginning.

"Things don't end here, because this discovery has opened the door to even more questions. When it comes to the Higgs particle, it can't stand as is. There has to be a trigger. It's like going into a house and finding it has three rooms, that lead to even more homes.  It has always been like this. The dimension of the infinite and the unknown is endless.”


"Don Giussiani said, I'm going to see some Buddhist friends. So he came here and from that moment everything began that exists today.”


Wakako Saito remembers when he began working at the International Center of Nagoia. He had to organize a meeting to introduce the Italian culture, so in 1987 Father Giussani first visited Mount Koya, the holy mountain to Buddhism's Shingon Mikkyo.

It's the location where the historic meeting took place with the teacher Shodo Habukawa. Through music and smell the exhibition "Il Koiosan. The sacred mountain that Don Giussani loved,” takes visitors back to that special place for followers of Shingon Mikkyo and can relive what happened there 25 years ago, from the heart of Don Giussani.

"We are different, but we all face the same reality.”

It's an exhibition that tells of the great friendship that was created on that mountain and that even today despite the passage of time.