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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”.

Pope to Financial Times: Christians oppose to greed and exploitation

2012-12-20

The Pope described the challenges that Christians had to overcome over the centuries, to reject meddling from political and financial power in their lives. They lived through personality cults reserved only for God, but used by Roman emperors as well as totalitarian regimes within the least century, he said. Benedict XVI reinforced Jesus' response to those that wanted to engage him in politics: "Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” 

The Vatican's press office explained the newspaper had asked the Pope to contribute an article based on his latest book, The Infancy Narratives. Though it is uncommon, it is not the first time the Pope accepts such a request. In the past he made an appearance on the British network BBC, and also agreed to respond to children's questions on Italian network RAI.