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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 Francis listed among Forbes most powerful people

2014-11-07

Forbes Magazine has published its annual list of the world's most powerful people. Among the top 5 is Pope Francis

In fact, the Pope is the only non political figure in the top ranking. He came in at number 4, just ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As the spiritual leader of one sixth of the world's population, Pope Francis leads a Church with approximately 1 billion people. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin came in at number one, followed by U.S president Barack Obama. China's president Xi Jinping, came in at number three. 

Decisions are made based on money, influence and the impact their decisions have. 

Interestingly, the list also includes the founder of the Islamic State, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, who was ranked at number 54. 

The eldest person on the list is the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. At 90 years old, he came in at  number 11. The youngest, is 30 year old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. 

The list of 72 people include nine women.  In addition to Angela Merkel, there's Janet Yellen, president of the US Federal Reserve. 


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