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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 highlights spiritual paternity of Cardinal Martini one year after his death

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Pope Francis welcomed the administration council for the Carlo Maria Martini foundation, on the day of he passed away one year ago. During the audience, the Pope highlighted the spiritual paternity that Cardinal Martini had on the Church.   

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"It has been a spiritual paternity for all the Church. Even at the 'ends of the world,' we read his works. We would do spiritual exercises with his texts, and he gave us life, he helped our spiritual lives.” 

The foundation aims to keep alive the spirit that characterized the life and works of this Turin cardinal. They will create an archive that includes all of his writings and speeches. They will also continue his work in the field of inter-religious dialogue. As part of that, they've created bible groups for Christians and Jews. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini was an expert on Bible studies and the New Testament. He also had a good reputation among clerical and cultural circles. 


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