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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”.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan: The most 'popular' American Cardinal

2013-02-19

When he was made a Cardinal he said he didn't see it so much  as a promotion, but as a higher calling to serve.  

CARD. TIMOTHY DOLAN
Archbishop of New York

 "It has given me some humility. I can't let this go to my head. I can't let my head get as puffed up as my tummy. I have to remind myself 'I'm a sinner, I constantly have to improve my life.'”

Known for being a charismatic Cardinal and a big sports fan, the 63 year old is also the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. As a child, it's said he would pretend to celebrate Mass.

In 2012, Time Magazine listed him as one of "100 Most Influential People in the World.”

From 2002 to 2009, Dolan was the Archbishop of Milwaukee. Before that he was the Auxiliary Bishop in St. Louis. He also lived several years in Italy. From 1994 to 2001, he was the rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where American seminarians are prepared for the priesthood.


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