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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”.

June 2012: Benedict XVI meets with thousands of families in Milan

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BENEDICT XVI
"At home it was important, of course, when we ate together. And then we sang a lot, my brother is a great musician, he has done compositions since childhood for all of us, and the entire family would sing together. My father played the harp and sang, they are unforgettable moments."

For another year, following the tradition of John Paul II, the Pope led the Corpus Christi Procession through the streets of Rome, between the basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major.

The Vatican hired at the end of the month American journalist Greg Burke as a media adviser. With this addition, the Secretariat of State reinforced its communication strategy, a topic that had come under scrutiny in recent months in regards to the Vatileaks scandal.

After the strong earthquake that damaged the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, the Pope showed his support for the victims by traveling to the region and meeting in person with those affected.

BENEDICT XVI

“At this moment, I hope that each one of you, can feel the Pope close to your heart. Not only to comfort you,  but mainly to encourage and support you.”

During the month of June, the Pope also received a few unusual gifts, such as this small electric car.


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