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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

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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”.

“Everyone's Pope” a lively and fun portrait of Pope Francis


Argentinian priest José Antonio Medina worked with Cardinal Bergoglio when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  Bergoglio was also head of the Argentinian Episcopal Conference and father Medina was head of the Bishop's  Communication Commission. 

Following the election of Pope Francis, he has portrayed the Pope's personality in a lively and fun book. He says the word that best describes Pope Francis is 'father'.

Author, "Un Papa para todos”
Orig. Spanish 
001C600 1,10 "Pope Francis is going to be everyone's Pope, but also a father to everyone. The title of the book in Spanish plays on these words and on the idea that the Pope is also a father for us all.

The book, which is titled 'Un Papa Para Todos,' which translates to 'A Pope for Everyone,' retraces Medina's experience with Bergoglio, including the cardinal's views on life.

He says a key aspect is that now as Pope, he has the same style and personality he had as a Cardinal. 

Author, "Un Papa para todos"
Orig. Spanish 
2,50 "We were lucky enough to know him when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires. His attitude, which the world loves so much, is exactly the same as it was back then. The same before and now. Cardinal Bergoglio hasn't created a character for marketing purposes; what he used to do when he was dressed in black, he does now in white robes.

Father José Antonio made a special trip all the way to the Vatican to give the Pope his new book. 

Author, "Un Papa para todos"
Orig. Spanish 
0,18 "The first thing he thought when he saw the book was that I bought him a gift. Then he saw my name printed on it and said: You wrote it?” So I said: "All of it, Holy Father.” So he started looking at it, he flipped the cover and went through the pages. Then he said: "It's so long! You've worked a lot!” He also added: "What did you say about me?” So I replied with a joke, since he loves that. I said: "All good things about you, Holy Father!” So he told me: "You better have, you better!

José Antonio Medina is working on another book about the Pope. A biography featuring interviews with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's relatives, friends and those who have worked directly with him.