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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”.

Ratzinger Prize awarded for first time to woman and to Polish theologian

2014-06-17

Joseph Ratzinger's contributions to Theology continue to have an impact in the field. One example is the Vatican's Joseph  Ratzinger Foudantion, which each year gives a Ratzinger Prize, also described as the Nobel of Theology.

MSGR. GIUSEPPE SCOTTI
President, Joseph Ratzinger Foundation 
"We award excellence, we award a lifetime of research and commitment to Theology. In other words, we award men and women who believe that speaking about God, that giving God to the world, is the greatest treasure we have.”

This year, for the first time, the award will be given to a woman, French professor Anne-Marie Pelletier, an expert in femininity in religion. She will share it with a first-ever Polish recipient, Fr. Waldemar Chrostowski.

The Pope emeritus is in constant contact with the foundation which bears his name, and follows their work closely.

CARD. CAMILIO RUINI
Joseph Ratzinger Foundation 
"The Pope emeritus is very discrete and allows us to choose the recipients. Even though, clearly, before making a decision, we always check with him first. Of course, he continues having an enormous interest in theological matters.” 

In addition to the award, the Foundation is busy promoting a college conference inspired by the teachings of Benedict XVI. It brings together delegates from over 100 universities around the world. This year, the conference will take place in the Colombian city of Medellin.

GERMAN CARDONA GUTIERREZ
Colombian Ambassador to the Holy See
"It's a pleasure to be here with you to present this event which, once again, recognizes and highlights the theological, academic and spiritual wealth of our respected Pope emeritus, whom we should always value for the strength of his values and the solidness of his arguments.”

The Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Foundation was established in 2010. It aims to promote the study of the Pope emeritus' works and spirituality. To this day, he continues to be one of the most important theologians in the Church's modern history.


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