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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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 Francis organizes prayer gathering for the success of Synod of Bishop on the Family

2014-09-13

Pope Francis wants all Christians to take an active role in the next Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, which will address the challenges  families face in modern society.

That's why he will preside over a prayer gathering at St. Peter's Square on Saturday October 4th.  All Christians are called to pray for the success of the Synod, which will start the following day on the 5th. 

Also, Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech on the Synod. 

The Synod is an international gathering of bishops that represent their local churches. Usually, the Pope calls on them to discuss a topic. The Pope called for this extraordinary synod to discuss the family. It will take place from October 5th to the 19th. More than 250 Bishops are expected to attend, along with 14 married couples and 114 Presidents of Bishops Conferences. 

They will all participate in the prayer gathering on October 4 in St. Peter's Square.



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