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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 on Epiphany: The Three Wise Men teach us not to settle for a mediocre life

2014-01-07

Pope Francis celebrated the Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany at the St. Peter's Basilica. During his homily, he spoke about how the Three Wise Men teach Catholics to "follow the heart's desires.”

"They teach us not to be content with a life of mediocrity, of "playing it safe”, but to let ourselves be attracted always by what is good, true and beautiful… by God, who is all of this, and so much more! And they teach us not to be deceived by appearances, by what the world considers great, wise and powerful. We must not stop at that.”

At times, the Three Wise Men lost sight of the star, the Pope said. But they were able to "overcome dangerous moment of darkness,” like at the palace of King Herod. They escaped that darkness thanks to the "holy cunning.”

"These Wise Men from the East teach us how not to fall into the snares of darkness, and how to defend ourselves from the shadows, which seek to envelop our life. By this holy 'cunning,' they guarded the faith. We too need to guard the faith, guard it from darkness. Many times, however, it is a darkness disguised as light.”

The Pope also called on Catholics to treat the Three Wise Men, as "wise companions” on the path to "seek for light,” and to "guard the faith.”


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