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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”.

Pope Francis to canonize Mother Laura Montoya, first Colombian saint

2013-05-10

GERMAN CARDONA GUTIERREZ
Colombian Ambassador to the Holy See
"There's interest there because there's a link between President Santos and Mother Laura, his great-uncle, Colombia's president in the 1940's, Eduardo Santos. In that time when he was president of the Republic, his great-uncle Eduardo gave Mother Laura the Cross of Boyocá, which is the highest honor given to Colombian citizens.”

Her congregation, known as Mother Laura's missionaries, work in over 20 countries in Latin America and Africa. They look after what Pope Francis referred to as the world's "peripheries.”
Mother Laura felt strongly about it as well.

SILVIA CORREALE
Postulator, Mother Laura Montoya
"She felt God's paternity very strongly. And she saw that the Lord called on her maternity, a spiritual maternity with indigenous people. That's what pushed her to continue her work.”

Even though she died in 1949, her legacy remains alive through her congregation, as well as hundreds of meditations and texts. To further advance her legacy, her missionaries have taken to social networks to spread the social commitment of Mother Laura, Colombia's first saint.


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