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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”.

Card. Sean O'Malley uses twitter to highlight opposition of assisted suicide initiative

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His posts include comments like: "Physician Assisted Suicide means making pharmacists, doctors, nurses, family members, friends & society itself, accomplices in a suicide.”

But his posts aren't just personal comments. He also re-tweets popular articles that have been published in the Boston Globe and the New York Times.  He has over 6,000 followers and he has been posting something every day to encourage people to vote against the measure.  He says he will keep on doing so until election day on November 6th. 

Social media is nothing new for Cardinal 
O'Malley. The Boston Archdiocese recently launched several websites, including www.suicideisalwaysatragedy.org and YearofFaithBoston.org. Back in 2006, O'Malley became the first cardinal to launch a blog.  


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