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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”.

Cardinal Re turns 80, cardinal electors down to 106

2014-01-30

Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, turned 80 years old on Thursday, making him ineligible to vote in an eventual conclave.

 

For years, he served as Deputy Secretary of State, which is basically the number three post in the Curia. Working abroad, he served in Panama and Iran. He was also the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Council for Latin America.

 


During the last conclave, Cardinal Re, as the Vice-Dean, asked the new Pope what name he had chosen.

 

Currently the number of cardinal electors stands at 106. But on February 22nd, a consistory will take place, and Pope Francis will add another 16 cardinals to the list. At that point there will be 122 cardinals with the right to vote in a conclave.

 


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