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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”.

Father Soteras: Pope is a good spiritual priest, but also a good manager


Director of Radio Maria Argentina
"He opens up a big possibility of having collegiate work carried out. I think an episcopal collegiality in Rome will trickle down to the Universal Church. It will be something that will embody the pastoral and doctrinal mission of the Second Vatican Council.”

Javier Soteras defined the Pope as a simple person who doesn't like to waste money. He also says he's a good manager.

Director of Radio Maria Argentina
"I have gotten to see another side of him.  I've seen a priest who sets limits, who knows how to manage, someone who has the gift of governance. He's not a person who goes overboard, but he knows how to make decisions firmly and he understands what the leadership of the Church has to do.”

In just a short amount of time, he's been recognized as a smiling Pope who likes to makes jokes, but he's also a man of great devotion who follows a strict schedule when it comes to praying. Building bonds is also very important to him.  

Director of Radio Maria Argentina
"He makes time for everyone. Whether it's the cook, or a Swiss Guard at the door, the man who sweeps St. Peter's Square. Or he will even thank the security guard for all his work. He will have a strong relationship with these group of people, just like the one he had in Buenos Aires.”
During Father's Soteras' visit here in Rome, he met with Pope Francis, in a casual get together with other Argentinians. They had the famous 'mate' drink, listened to Tango music and had a few laughs...during it all, he says the Pope seemed very calm.

- PR