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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”.

A look inside a refugee camp in Lebanon

2012-09-13

For now, neighboring Lebanon has become the temporary home for tens of thousands of Syrians.
In fact, the ongoing civil war has forced many Muslims and also Christians to flee. As a minority of only ten percent, some say they've felt threatened by radical Islamist groups. So, most have migrated to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Others have moved within Syria.

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World Food Program, Lebanon

"WFP is responding to this emergency by providing food assistance to more than 1.5 million Syrians inside the country.”

The northern part of Lebanon is where most Syrians are finding refuge. That includes Tripoli and the Bekaa Valley. Their main goal is to simply survive. As the number of refugees increase, the World Food Program, has also had to increase its assistance.

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World Food Program, Lebanon

"Through vouchers, through in kind food distributions or hot meals as the situation would require.”

The World Food Program is providing assistance to roughly 33,000 refugees in Lebanon. By the month of December, if the conflict continues and refugees continue to flee, the number is expected to rise to 40,000 people.


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