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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”.

Though world hunger reduces, one in nine people suffer from malnutrition

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805 million people in the world suffer from malnutrition. These are the dramatic figures of the UN's new report on the state of food security

Despite those figures, the report also stated that access to food has improved due to economic progress, particularly in Asia and Latin America

The report concluded that in order to eradicate hunger, countries must foster a favorable environment with an integrated approach. 

JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM 
FAO Assistant General Director
 
"Inclusive growth is probably the key. Growth is important in terms of increasing in camps more generally as well as increasing food production. But in addition to that, it has to be inclusive. In other words, people must be able to afford to be able to buy the food they need.”

The report also states that in order to reduce malnutrition, a strong political commitment is essential. 

JOMO KWAME SUNDARAM 
FAO Assistant General Director

"Political commitment at the highest level is crucial. Food security and nutrition tends to fall among several stools so when there is clear national leadership on addressing food security and nutrition, it makes a huge difference.”

Reducing hunger in developing countries is a step closer to reaching the Millenium Development Goal of lessening by half the number of undernourished people by 2015. 

As of now, 63 developing countries have achieved this goal and 6 others are close to reaching it. But there is still much to do in order to make hunger a memory of the past. 



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