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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”.

Heads of States from all around the world, greet Pope Francis

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Ten Heads of States from Latin America attended. Among them was Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who along with his wife asked the Pope to bless a few religious items. The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa brought his mother to the Mass.

Brazilian President Vilma Roussef was also there, as well as Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose wife gave the Pope a Papal hat.

Vice- President Joseph Biden led the delegation of the United States. The Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel was also in attendance, as well as Spain's prince and princess, headed by the government's president, Mariano Rajoy.

Countries where Christians are a minority, were also represented, like Bahrain, Morocco, Israel and Turkey.

The Pope greeted each of the delegations and payed special attention to countries where wars or violent conflicts are an every day reality.

Before leaving the Basilica, he took the time to greet and thank the personnel team who made sure everything was ready for him and his guests, inside the Basilica.


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