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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”.

Elias Chacour: The Archbishop who describes himself as a Palestinian, Arab, Christian, Israeli



Archbishop of Galilee 
"Then when I was a young boy something happened to my Palestine-it became the state of Israel, so I became an Israeli citizen. I wish I was a citizen like the Jews are citizens, but I am not.” 

He grew up in the town of Biram. He describes himself as a Palestinian, Arab, Christian, Israeli. In his book titled 'The Story of Elias Chacour,' he says that when it comes down to it, he's considered a second class citizen

Archbishop of Galilee
"Schooling, education have a different system for the Arabs, different system for the Jews who are treated as a minority, not as a community.” 

But despite the tension, the Archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, has made it a point to promote peace between Arabs and Israelites. He says the key to having hope is to forgive, that's especially true for younger generations. 

Archbishop of Galilee 
"God does not kill. Never did God kill. FLASH 00 13 38 Unless they change the equation from saying we are condemned to live together, to a new equation of we are privileged to work together, we will develop a friendship.” 

In addition to his latest book, Chacour is the author of two best selling books: 'We Belong to the Land' and 'Blood Brothers' which was published in 20 languages.