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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.

Campaign launches to reduce mortality rate of mothers

2014-10-30

There are many difficulties inflicting the youngest country in the world, South Sudan. One of them, is the highest mortality rate among mothers.

The distance from hospitals, the collapse of its precarious health system and the civil war are some of main reasons for this. Many mothers are forced to give birth in refugee camps like these, with very little medical resources. 

GARANG KUR APIU
UNICEF Health and Nutrition Officer
"The general situation from the beginning was very bad, you have seen such mothers who are delivering without assistance, health services were not there and a lot has happened."

In South Sudan, 2,054 mothers die for every 100,000 babies born. Also, 10 of every 100 children die before the age of 5. 

This country is only an example of the high mortality rate that affects Sub-Saharan Africa. While 1 in ever 4,700 women die in Europe or North America, in Africa, 1 in every 40 women die

Every day in the world 800 newborns lose their mothers after birth. 400 women die daily during childbirth in Africa. 

In order to end these dire statistics, the Amref Flying Doctors NGO has launched a campaign "Mai piu senza mamma” (Never again without a mom) with the goal of training nurses that can assist with childbirths. The NGO is the largest international health organization that began and is managed in Africa. 

With adequate medical attention, African mothers will be able to give birth in safer conditions, and like other mothers around the world, will be able to see their children grow up. 


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