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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”.

Pope meets with president of European Parliament, ahead of his visit to Strasburg

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The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, met with Pope Francis in a private gathering, just weeks before his coming visit to Strasbourg. 

The Pope is scheduled to speak before members of Europe's Parliament on November 25th. During this Vatican meeting, they finalized the last details. 

Massive immigration in the Mediterranean and high rates of youth unemployment are among the issues the Pope is expected to address. 

President Schulz introduced members of his delegation to Pope Francis. 

As a gift, he gave each one of them a rosary. 

John Paul II was the last Pontiff to speak before the European Parliament back in1988. The Pope's visit will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall


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