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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.

Pope Francis to meet with Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo next Saturday

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Sunday, March 17 

10AM: Holy Mass, St. Ann Parish in the Vatican 

12PM: Angelus from Pontifical Household 

Monday, March 18 
12:50PM: Audience with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Casa Santa Marta 

Tuesday, March 19 
9:30AM: Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square. (Access to plaza at 6:30AM). 

After the ceremony, the Pope removes his vestments at the Chapel of the Pieta, and will receive the leader of the official delegations at the Confessional Altar inside the Basilica. He then has lunch at Casa Santa Marta. 

Wednesday, March 20 
11AM: Audience with delegates from other Christian denominations, Clementine Hall 

Friday, March 22 
11AM: Audience with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Regal Hall 

Saturday, March 23 
12PM: Departs by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo 

12:15PM: Lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI 

Sunday, March 24 
9:30AM: Eucharistic Celebration for Palm Sunday, St. Peter's Square. 

12PM: Angelus at St. Peter's Square