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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”.

American film 'The Letters' wins best actress and director award of Catholic 'Oscars'

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The Spanish film "A Forbidden God” won the Silver Fish Award for best film at the International Catholic Film Festival "Mirabile Dictu.”

Based on true events, it tells the martyrdom of 51 religious at the dawn of the Spanish Civil War.

Pablo Moreno directs this faithful portrait of how Spanish villages like Barbastro lived the early days of this conflict.

Its main actor, Iñigo Etayo, was also nominated for the Silver Fish Award for his portrayal of seminarian Ramon Illa Novich.

But in the end, British actress Juliet Stevenson won the award for her role as Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the American production of "The Letters.” The movie shows the most difficult moments of the Blessed and how she founded the Missionaries of Charity.

It wasn't the only award given to this film. Its director, William Riead, was also awarded a Silver Fish for best director.

With these awards, the International Catholic Film Festival "Mirabile Dictu”, commonly known as the Catholic 'Oscars,' concluded their fifth edition.


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