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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: Scientific knowledge does not satisfy human's spiritual quest


"It is with great joy that I announce that on November 24th, a Consistory will be held, where I will nominated six new members to the College of Cardinals.”

The soon to be cardinals are from the U.S, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, Colombia and the Philippines. In addition to advising the Pope, they also have the responsibility of voting in an eventual conclave.

Since the Vatican launched the "Year of Faith” on October 11th, the Pope talked about what exactly it means to have faith, especially nowadays, where it seems that humanity is passing through a  'spiritual desert.'

"Before all else, faith is a divine gift which enables us to open our hearts and minds to God's world and through Baptism to share in his divine life within the community of the Church.”

He explained that the material world, though appealing is misleading. Even though
scientific knowledge is necessary, he said it's not enough satisfy the spiritual quest of humans.

"Yet faith is also a profoundly human act, engaging our intelligence and freedom. When we welcome God's invitation and gift, our lives and the world around us are transformed.”

Among those in attendance was a group from Panama, that gave the Pope three images of St. Mary L'Antigua, the Patroness of Panama.