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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”.

Argentina's President talks to press about her meeting with Pope Francis


Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"He was very sure of himself, he was at peace and very calm.”

Interestingly, before becoming Pope, Bergoglio actually clashed with the current president on social matters and laws that were implemented in the country. According to published reports, back then their differences even drove Kirchner to describe him as the leader of the 'opposition.' 

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Argentina's President
"I think he will be committed to change things, which he knows need to change. I think it's a change we are seeing with different gestures, attitudes and I'm sure eventually we'll see changes in politics.”

But Pope Francis seems to be following his previous stance, since as a gift, he gave the president a copy of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church.

The president also invited Pope Francis to Argentina, since in July he will be visiting neighboring Brazil, to lead World Youth Day 2013 in Rio.