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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”.

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 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.

Vatican's 'Court of Gentiles' heading to Mexico, Portugal and Italy


On October 5th and 6th, the Court of Gentiles will be in the Italian city of Assisi, just a few days before the start of the Synod on the New Evangelization.

President, Pontifical Council for Culture

"When evangelization first started, it was addressed to everyone, not just believers.  We are convinced that the Christian message also has a value in culture and society, not just in the world of faith.”

In November, the meeting will take place in Portugal, where the main topic will be value and dignity of human life. Then the first week of May 2013, the meeting will head out across the Atlantic, all the way to Mexico. The goal is to gradually encourage each country to foster a relationship and dialogue between believers and non believers.

President, Pontifical Council for Culture

"Eventually we would like the Church to slowly go beyond the perimeters of parishes, so people can take the message out on the streets. It's a way to engage with those who maybe would never go to church, but still they ask the same questions as believers.”

The meetings are not based on lectures, but rather on dialogue. The next gathering in Assisi, will include Cardinal Ginafranco Ravasi and Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano.