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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”.

Pope reminds bishops in mission area that people need to hear about God

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These new bishops traveled to Rome to participate in the training course organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

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“I encourage you to make every effort to fulfill your pastoral work diligently, conscious of the gift of grace that has been planted in you in the episcopal ordination.”

The Pope also told these prelates that new people are waiting to hear their message, especially those that have fallen victim to natural disasters.

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“Give confidence to the Gospel, to its renewing power, its ability to raise awareness and provoke, with an intimacy, rescuing people and the creation of a new fraternity.”

The pope has met with bishops at different times in the past before they go to their missionary territory. The meetings help give the bishops experience and resources to govern their dioceses.


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