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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”.

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”.

Memling: pocket-sized masterpieces from the Renaissance


Michelangelo needed approximately 200 square meters to properly portray Christ in all his glory.

Instead, the 15th century German painter Hans Memling accomplished the same feat in a smartphone-sized painting.

"Memling. Flemish Renaissance”
"It is a painting meant for private devotion. This type of painting was very famous and popular among Flemish patrons of that time. It consists of small objects that one kept at home, in a very intimate manner meant for private devotion.”

For the first time, Rome dedicates an exhibition to this genius of the Flemish Renaissance, known for his passion for detail.

His portraits are the best summary of his art. The high definition of every face joins the mastery of the landscape.

"Memling. Flemish Renaissance”
"Memling was famous, above all, for his hand for portraits. His portraits, in fact, served to highlight the emergence of this new social class of bankers and merchants that lived in Brujas.”

Until January 18th, those who visit "Memling. Flemish Rennaisance” at the Scuderie del Quirinale will be able to appreciate all the details of these "pocket-sized” masterpieces.