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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”.

Religion Today: Film Festival dedicated to promoting peace between religions

2012-09-20

Katia Malatesta
Director, Religion Today Film Festival
"We have many interesting films including short films, documentaries, and feature films. For example, we have a documentary called 'Little Town of Bethlehem' ,that speaks about religion and non-violence and takes place in a difficult context in the Holy Land.”

Pierfrancesco Sacco
Head Policy Planning Unit, Foreign Affairs Ministry (Italy)
"The combination of movies on this very sensible, very delicate issue of religion and tolerance, and mutual dialogue and understanding with academic debate on the issue of religions and international relations.”

Some of the favorites for this year's festival include 'The Last Christeros,' based on a group of Mexicans in 1925 struggling against the government’s decision to restrict religious freedoms. It's based on the true story of the Christeros that fight to practice their Catholic faith. 

From Thailand comes "Mindfulness and Murder,” the story of an ex-police officer that becomes a Buddhist monk and investigates a murder in his monastery.

And from the United States is "Riding for Jesus,” a story of a group of bikers that evangelize on the open road. Many of them come from difficult backgrounds but find comfort in their new faith.


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