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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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.

New app teaches youth how to drink responsibly

2014-11-15

One out of every 10 youth between the ages of 12 and 18 drinks alcohol weekly. Faced with this reality, the makers of "Pasaporte 0%” show young people the problems associated with consuming alcohol. 

"Pasaporte 0%” offers users other activities they can do besides drinking, showing that you can still have 100% fun with 0% risk. How? Every time users overcomes a challenge, they collect badges to obtain a virtual passport.

For example, users are challenged to try out their adventurous side and take photos of the most exotic animals they can find near them. With these types of missions, the user can develop their creative abilities and learn other ways of having fun

Pasaporte 0% is an initiative of the Salesians in Spain and were helped by the experiences of youth, parents and professionals in developing it. The app is available for Android smartphones via the Google Play store


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