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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).
Pope Francis

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”.

Religious Liberty Report: India and Africa show bad standing

2012-10-25

India and countries in Africa rate the lowest when it comes to religious freedom. Recently tensions have risen in some of those areas and actually professing one's faith in public can cost one their very life.

India has experienced an escalation of religious violence Even though Islamic extremists are the most known, they are not alone.

JOHN DAYAL
Secretary General, All India Christian Council

"In India there are 26 million Christians and about 150 million Muslims, who are victims of a new and emerging Hindu fundamentalist group of  militant extremists. The Hindu and Muslim groups clash and Christians are caught in the middle.”

John Dayal knows the situation quite well, especially in the Indian state of Orissa, where there has been major violence in recent months.

JOHN DAYAL
Secretary General, All India Christian Council

"The state of Orissa, has 56,000 people who ended up homeless, 400 villages were taken from all Christian presence. Catholics were raped, 100 people were killed, 500 or 600 houses were burnt, 300 churches were destroyed. And the state has not acted as it should have. The world didn't give it the importance it should have.”

With this report, Aid to the Church in Need, hopes to draw attention to the lack of religious freedom in the world, which is reflected in conflicts that simply cannot be ignored.


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