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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Benedict XVI's title will be 'Pope Emeritus' and he will continue to wear white

2013-02-26

He will continue to wear white, but without the small cape  that covers the shoulders.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman
"His name will continue to be 'Your Holiness Benedict XVI' because really he will continue to be Pope Benedict XVI. In addition, he will be Pope Emeritus.

The Pope will stop using his famous red shoes that became popular during his pontificate, instead he will use brown shoes that were given to him as a gift in Leon, during his trip to Mexico. The Pope says they're very comfortable.

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman

"As far as his shoes, he won't be using the red ones. The Pope will instead wear a brown pair of shoes. Mexico will be very pleased because it's actually the pair of shoes that were given to him during his trip to Leon. Benedict XVI says he will continue using the Mexican shoes because they are very comfortable.”

The Vatican also confirmed that at 8pm, when his resignation becomes effective, the Swiss Guards who are in charge of protecting the Pope, will leave the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, since at that Pope Benedict XVI will no longer be Pope. His security will instead be handled by the Vatican's Police force.


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