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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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.

Catholics of the Anglican Ordinariate

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F. JAMES BRADLEY 

Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham 
"Well, in this Year of Faith, to meet with this extraordinary event of the resignation or the Pope is a test of our faith. And specially for us, the nature of the Catholic Church. In that sense, it's testing our faith in the Church because we have no experience of what we are expecting and it is drawing us closer to the figure of Christ, because we are relying more on him in this period of transition.” 

The Ordinariate is composed of about 1500 people, 81 priests and some seminarians who look to Benedict XVI with grateful hearts after attaining full communion with Rome. Their fidelity is unwavering even after the Pope’s resignation. 

F. JAMES BRADLEY 
Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham 
"I think you are right, Pope Benedict XVI has been in a certain way, the architect of the Ordinariate, the father of the Ordinariate. But I would like to say quite clearly that we feel a strong connection with the successor of Saint Peter. It was the person of Joseph Ratzinger who was the successor of Saint Peter, with whom we have a particular bond, but it is that sense in which coming into communion with the Church.” 

Ecumenical Dialogue was a characteristic of the Pontificate of Benedict XVI; this task will also be of special importance for his successor. 


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