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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.

Maria Montessori: Physician and teacher honored by Google on anniversary of birth

2012-08-31

She was the first woman to graduate from Rome's University of La Sapienza with a degree in medicine. She went on to work in pediatrics and in psychiatry, eventually become a leading expert in children's medicine.

She also began to work with mentally disabled children and would speak out on the role of society to take care of juvenile delinquency at a time when many children in Italy were not attending school.

She eventually created her own school based on her methods that are still used today. They included mixed age classrooms, a hands on learning model, and liberty for children to be able to study what interested them.

Montessori died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1952 at the age of 81. However, her memory lives on in classrooms around the world as children are are still taught with the methods that she created over a century ago.


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