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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

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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”.

Krakow to host WYD 2016: Blessed John Paul II felt 'at home' in that Polish city

2013-07-28

The Polish city of Krakow  will be the venue of the next WYD in 2016. The announcement was made byPope Francis during the closing Mass of WYD 2013. The last Pope to  visit Poland was Benedict XVI back in 2006. 

It was a few months ago, when the city's current archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was also John Paul II's secretary, announced that the city was being considered to host the massive event.
 
The decision will serve as a homage to the Polish Pope, who served as archbishop of the city from 1964 till 1978. First of all, because it was John Paul II who launched WYD, and also because the city had a special place in his heart. He often said, that in Krakow, he felt at home. Out of nine trips he made to his home country, he visited that city four times. The last visit was in 2002, three years before his death.