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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 to G20 Summit: Many lives are at stake behind your political discussions

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Pope Francis wrote this letter to the Primer Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, who will preside over the G20 summit on November 15th and 16th.

In the document, he asks world leaders taking part in the summit to keep in mind that "many lives are at stake behind these political and technical discussions.”

He also lists some of the problems that affect humanity today.

Among them, the Pope mentions severe malnutrition, the rise of unemployment in the world and the "constant assaults on the natural environment.”

He also hopes that violence in the Middle East may finally come to an end, as he encourages to fight the real causes of terrorism, like poverty and the political and economical support to terrorist groups.

The Pope also echoed the tragic situation of  refugees as well as others "forms of aggression” against people. In particular, he mentions the "abuses in the financial system,” that led to the 2008 economic crisis.


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