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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 will preside over all Christmas ceremonies at the Vatican

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The Pope will spend Christmas Eve at his papal apartment with his brother Georg. A family dinner will end briefly because at 10 p.m. the Christmas Midnight Mass will begin at St. Peter's Basilica.


On Tuesday, December 25, the Pope will connect via satellite with dozens of countries around the globe for the Urbi et Orbi blessing and his Christmas message, broadcast in over 60 languages.

By Monday, December 31, he will close off the year with a brief but intense ceremony at St. Peters Basilica to give thanks to God for all of the good deeds of 2012.

The night of New Year's Eve, the Pope will get an early night's rest in anticipation for the 9:30 a.m. New Year's Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, to pray for world peace.

He will appear in public once again on Wednesday, January 2, at the general audience. Then again on January 6 at the Basilica, where he will ordain his secretary Georg Gaenswein and other priests as bishops.

According to the Liturgy, the Christmas period ends this year on Sunday, January 13, with the feast of the Baptism of Christ. To mark the date, the Pope will baptize the children of several Vatican employees at the Sistine Chapel.


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