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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”.

Colombia's new ambassador discusses country's peace process with Pope


Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See

"What struck me the most was the moving way in which he asked me to tell president Juan Manuel Santos, that he is sincerely interested in Colombia's peace talks. He said he hopes peace can become a reality for our country.”

Germán Cardona Gutiérrez also thanked the Pope for recently appointing a new Colombian cardinal. The future cardinal Rubén Salazar, also serves as the President of Colombia's Episcopal Conference.

Colombia's Ambassador to the Holy See

"It's a big responsibility because with a new cardinal, we could also have the opportunity to build and improve our relationship with the Catholic Church.”

Among those possibilities is an invitation Colombian bishops offered to Benedict XVI back in June, when they asked him to visit Colombia.

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