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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”.

New site allows access to hundreds of historical archives from the Holy Land

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The Israel Antiquities Authority launched the web page earlier this year, containing historical archives from the Holy Land preceding the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948, a period known as the British Mandate for Palestine.

Users can choose by location, where the documents were drafted or found, such Acre in the northern part of modern-day Israel, or in Jerusalem.

The items vary from government request for excavations, to maps of the Holy Land. It also features a number of administrative documents like Jerusalem city council notes.


The original documents are found at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem.  They were digitized using a special method that allowed the documents to be scanned and uploaded without damaging the sensitive materials.


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