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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”.

Human Rights Watch releases Boko Haram death toll in 2014

2014-07-21

The death toll caused by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria surpassed 2,000 people so far in 2014.

International NGO, Human Rights Watch, released a report documenting more than 100 attacks, which claimed 2,053 civilian lives, in the first half of this year alone.

The state of Borno, in the country's northeast, bore the brunt of the violence, with 1,446 deaths. Human Rights Watch also pointed out that the April kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls wasn't the only attack against minors in the country. In February, Boko Haram burned down a school in Buni Yadi, also in the northeast, with 59 students inside.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian army announced that they captured a high-ranking leaders of Boko Haram. They blame Mohammed Zakari for attack in the Kaigamari region, which claimed the lives of seven civilians, including women and children.


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