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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 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.

India's tallest statue of Jesus attracts pilgrims of different faiths


Hindus call it Dayasagar, which means Sea of Mercy. The rest of the world knows it as India's tallest statue of Jesus. It's located in the city of Sagar, in central India.   

To idea to build the monument came from Bishop Anthony Chirayath, as a way to pay homage to the Divine Mercy. 

Actually building the structure took about three years. It's over 42 feet high and its base is made out of cement, precisely to endure any earthquakes or cyclones that may hit the region. 

The statue was blessed by Cardinal George Alencherry, from the Syro-Malabar Church. Twenty other bishops and thousands of pilgrims were also present during the historic blessing. 

So far, the statue has not only appealed to Catholics, but also non-Catholics who visit the sanctuary to meditate, pray and ask for spiritual guidancefor them and their families.