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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”.

Cardinal Maradiaga, a pilot and academic devoted to the poor

2013-02-26

On the academic side, he has studied theology, philosophy, clinical psychology and psychotherapy. For more than ten years he also taught chemistry, physics, sacred music, moral theology and ecclesiology.

He has used his role to speak out in defense of the poor. So much so, that he must always be escorted in his native country for taking on drugs and corruption.

CARD. ÓSCAR RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA
Archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Archive January 19, 2007

"The first value our continent has is faith, and with faith, the virtue of truth, which is not just optimism, but instead the confidence by which we must meet our goals and keep fighting. It's what sustains the poor. We have to keep fighting to get rid of poverty.”

What many don't know about him is that he loves to fly, and is certified as an aeronautical pilot. He is fluent in English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese, in addition to his native Spanish.

Cardinal Óscar Rodriguez Maradiaga is the current president of Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church's leading aid agency.


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