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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Pope's Angelus: Don't insult! Insulting isn't Christian

2014-09-08

Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to see the Pope lead the Angelus prayer. 

Speaking from his studio window, the Pope explained that pointing out the mistakes of others is good. He went on the say that correcting one's neighbor is a service. But this he said, is far different from insulting. 

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"It's very unpleasant to see a Christian insult someone or be aggressive. It's not nice. Don't insult. Insulting isn't Christian. Understood? Insulting is not Christian.” 

Since Monday marks the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the Pope gave a few tips on how to celebrate what he described as the birthday of Our Lady. 

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"Early in the morning, remember to honor Our Lady through our words and heart by saying: Congratulations! Pray a Hail Mary that comes from the heart of a son or daughter.” 

In light of the violence taking place in Iraq, the Pope also commended a group of 30 Red Cross volunteers who will help minorities and persecuted Christians housed in refugee camps. 


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"I want to express my appreciation for this generous and concrete mission. I bless all of you and all the other people who are looking for ways to concretely help our persecuted brothers and sisters.” 

The Pope also prayed for the African country of Lesotho, where the military has taken over in a coup, giving way to instability. 

Once again he prayed for Ukraine, so that through dialogue a peace agreement may be reached. 



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