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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”.

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 Rubén Salazar: One of 19 cardinal electors from Latin America


John Paul II made him bishop of Cúcuta. Then in 2008 he was elected president of the Episcopal Conference. Two years later Benedict XVI made him archbishop of Bogotá and in November 2012, he was made a cardinal.

Archbishop of Bogotá
"The fact that the College of Cardinals represents the universality of the Church is something special. The fact that I'm representing Colombia and the Latin American community is not only something joyful it's also an honor.”

Colombia has a total of 38 million Catholics. Now with the coming conclave, that country will have a vote, through Cardinal Ruben Salazar.

-OFL @ odelafu /KLH