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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”.

Vatileaks: Pope's former butler had more than a thousand sensitive documents

2012-10-03

According to the Vatican's police department, the  documents were mixed with newspaper clippings and printed articles, so they would go unnoticed.
 
Some of those documents dealt with the private life of the Pope. Others were from the Secretariat of State and yet another group had a German stamp on them with the word: 'destroy.'

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman

"The documents were addressed to the Holy Father and to Vatican departments. It deals with correspondence between the Pope and Church authorities.”

Despite allegations of mistreatment, the police officer who took the stand said the department was ordered to treat Paolo Gabriele in the best way possible. He added that when the butler was released from prison, he thanked them for the way he and his family were treated.

The trial is scheduled to end on Saturday October 6th. That's also the day when the Pope's former will hear his sentence.

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