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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”.

Laughs and good mood for meeting between Pope and Argentine president


"Who beings, me or the Holy Father?”

Kirchner gave the Pope a brown scarf for the cold months that remain ahead in Rome.

She also brought him a bag with all the equipment to make mate, the traditional beverage of Argentina, that the Pope welcomed with a smile. The president was at the center of another memorable moment, unclear on whether she could physically touch the Pope.

"I can't touch him! Or, can I?”

The Pope gave her a bas-relief of St. Peter's Square, and a kiss to thank her.

"It's a carving of St. Peter's Square.”

"To place on the wall?”

In addition, the Pope also gave him a book on ethics and social problems from a Catholic point of view.

The Argentine president arrived in Rome with several other government leaders and two ministers. One of them was confirmed by Pope Francis.

"Here is one confirmed by Your Holiness.”

After the informal meeting, the Pope invited them to lunch at Casa Santa Marta.

On Tuesday, they will be at the Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square, along with more than 130 other delegations and some 50 religious groups.

- JM
- BN