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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.

Cardinals get ready for next 'G9' meeting with Pope Francis

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The Pope's advisory group is getting ready for its next round of meetings in Rome. The three day meeting will start on Monday, September 15th. Their mission is clear. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Secretary for the Economy 
"The reform of the Curia. No, nothing else.”

Australian Cardinal George Pell is one the Pope's counselors. Since the month of February, he's also the Vatican's Secretary for the Economy, which means that ultimately he will oversee all Vatican accounts. 

Currently he's working on his first major consolidated budget, which will include all Vatican departments, councils and Congregations. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Secretary for the Economy 
"The Council for the Economy, through the Secretariat, will have to approve it. We aim to have it done by the end of this year but it may be early next year.”

In fact the role Pell holds as Secretary for the Economy is one of the key reforms that have been carried out in the last year, when Pope Francis assembled the Council of Cardinals

But it's still a work in progress. The Vatican's spokesperson, Federico Lombardi says the major reforms will probably be implemented by next year. 


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