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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”.
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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.

Msgr. Rino Fisichella: The bureaucracy in the life of the Church is excessive

2012-10-09

MSGR. RINO FISICHELLA
President, Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization

"I think we have become too bureaucratic, at times, when it comes to the life of the Church, the Sacraments and Sacramental life. We now need to return to being a community that announces the living encounter with the Lord, to be able to express the joy of this encounter. If we remain closed on ourselves, self-sufficient, there cannot be a new evangelization.”

During the opening Mass of the Year of Faith, there will also be several moments to mirror what happened 50 years ago with the Second Vatican Council. That includes a procession with 400 bishops and the reading of key fragments of the Council's constitution.

After the Mass, the Pope will greet the leader of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew. Also, just as it was done back when the Council  finished,  the Pope will deliver the so called message 'to the people of God' to people who represent different groups. That will include artist James MacMillan, scientist Fabiola Gianotti, and young people from different countries. Also included on that list will be some of the miners who were trapped underground in Chile.

MSGR. RINO FISICHELLA
President, Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization

"To turn the Year of Faith into a vehicle, where we can  gather everything the Council has given us. During the Year of faith we are called not only to know ourselves better but also to carry out our formation, and bring forth the teaching of the Council.”

Seventy of the so called Council Fathers, who took part in the Second Vatican Council have also been invited to the ceremony. However, because of their age, only 14 of them will attend the Mass. In fact, the youngest one from this group is 79 years old.


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