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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Legionaries of Christ announce extraordinary chapter to change Constitution for January

2013-10-07

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Vaticans representative overseeing the Legionaries of Christ, called an extraordinary general chapter in Rome for January 8.   

Following the discovery of the scandalous lifestyle of the institute's founder, Marcial Maciel, Benedict XVI placed the group under the stewardship of Cardinal De Paolis. The general chapter is the latest step in the renewal of the Legionaries. The main goal will be to elect new leadership, and to rewrite its governing laws.

Cardinal De Paolis said the meetings are expected to last for nearly two months. At the end of the general chapter, they will present their changes to Pope Francis for approval.

In all, about 60 people are expected to participate in the gathering. One third will be the institute's international and regional leaders, while the remaining two thirds will be delegates elected by the members from across the world.


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