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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”.

Fourteen married couples will take part in the Synod of the Family

2014-09-09

A total of 14 married couples will participate in the Vatican's Synod on the Family in the month of October. The theme focuses on how to evangelize to the family, amid all the modern day challenges it faces. One of the couples is from Iraq. They will share what it's like to be a Christian in a Muslim country. 

From Chile, Luis Jensen and Pilar Acuña will also be attending. They actually worked with then Cardinal Bergoglio back in 2007 during the Aparecida Synod where Latin American Bishops discussed social issues, like the family. 

From the U.S, Jeffrey and Alice Heinzen will be speaking about natural family planning and fertility. 


The list also includes couples from Lebanon, Congo, Rwanda, the Philippines, France, Germany and Brazil. The couples will share their personal experiences on married life with roughly 200 participants, which will include presidents of episcopal conferences, discasteries and heads of religious orders. 

 
Out of the 14 couples, 13 of them will audit the conference. The other couple falls under the expert category. 

In addition, Pope Francis has invited 12 women to participate in the conference. Among them is María Lacalle Noriega from Spain, who serves as the director of the Center for Family Studies in the Francisco de Vitoria University. 


The Synod will take place from October 5th to the 19th. 

 

 


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