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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”.

A new formula to humanize the economy

2013-10-03

Is it possible to have an economy thats not based on numbers, statistics or markets? It may seem impossible, but its the dream of the Focolare movement and it welcomes the challenge. To achieve this, they have launched a School of Civil Economy which is an educational and research center dedicated to humanizing the economy.    

GIANFRANCO FABI
Lead Columnist Il Sole24Ore
"It's a very concrete initiative, to create a new reality that will be a reference or at least it hopes to be a reference in the economic debate and in the in-depth study of the economy as a subject.

The Focolare School of Civil Economy is near the italian city of Florence, and it will begin its classes in the upcoming months. Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement, always wanted a place where the economy of unity could be taught. An economy not based in merchandise but in solidarity. 

LUIGINO BRUNI
School of Civil Economics
"It's a vision of the economy that is born from biodiversity: from uniting saints with humanists and Christian with Jewish roots....that is civil humanism. Civil Economy is not an industrial subject, it's a small piece of life where humanity, with all its passion and wishes is reflected.”

Even though it's leader-oriented, the Focolare School of Civil Economy is not a business school. It's a center dedicated to those with an interest in economy and want  to use it to improve society through ethical principles. It's an idea that was expressed by Pope Francis himself: to build a new economic system that doesn't revolve around monetary profits.


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