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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”.

Arch. Luis Antonio Tagle: Why having faith in God can improve society, human relationships


Archbishop of Manila (Philippines)

"In the New Evangelization and the Year of Faith, the Church should pay attention also to the act of faith, but not just the content of the faith, but how the heart of the person could come to faith and respond to faith. Even in ordinary human relationships, faith, trusting other people is becoming quite difficult.”

He says the mission of the New Evangelization and the Year of Faith are quite similar. He adds that when people have faith in God, it's easier for them to have faith in others. Overtime, this makes societies healthier and stronger.

Archbishop of Manila (Philippines)

"If I cannot trust fellow human beings, if I cannot trust the banks, if I cannot trust political institutions, if I cannot trust a person, then there will be no marriage, there will be no commitment to the development of society. If I cannot trust human beings, how can I believe in a God I don't see.”

On November 24th, Tagle will be elevated to  a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. Under his new role, he says he will continue to emphasize the connection between having a strong faith and improving human relationships.