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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

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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”.

Prince Albert of Monaco and princess Charlenne visit Benedict XVI

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'Bienvenue'.

The three of them talked for about 15 minutes, during which the Pope mentioned Charlenne's professional career as a swimmer.

As a gift, the prince of Monaco gave the Pope a codex written by late Cardinal Jerome Grimaldi as well as an image of the Cardinal, who in fact was a family member of the prince.

'De votre famille...'

Benedict XVI gave the royal couple two sketches of St. Peters Basilica, which prince Albert seemed to be quite impressed with.

"Ravisson"

After their brief meeting the prince wished Benedict XVI a good year full of health.

This state meeting, is the first of its kind in which the Pope's secretary,  Georg Gänswein, performed the duties of the Prefect of the Papal Household. It's a position he has held since last December, where part of his responsibilities include deciding the Pope's daily schedule.


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