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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”.

Pope Francis meets with executive director of World Food Program


Pope Francis meets with executive director of World Food Program
Pope Francis met with Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program. 

The WFP is a voluntarily funded agency that is part of the United Nations. It's in charge of fighting global hunger by providing food to those in need. Founded in 1961, it currently operates in over 70 countries and offers assistance to more than 90 million people.  

The Pope had already addressed the issue of world hunger when he spoke to members of FAO  recently at the Vatican.  However, this is the first private audience Cousin and her collaborators have had with the Pope. The Executive Director was also head of a delegation of WFP that was present during the Pope's inaugural Mass back on March 19th.