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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”.

The President of Senegal meets with Pope Francis

2014-11-18

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican

During the meeting they discussed the contribution of the Church in education, healthcare and its involvement in national reconciliation. Macky Sall has lead since 2012, after tense elections. 

Among the issues they discussed was the current crisis in the region. Senegal is one of the poorest countries on the planet. According to the UN, it is in the 163rd place out of 187 countries in development. 

The Pope gave him a medallion commemorating his pontificate while the president gave him a painting depicting the local landscape. 

During the meeting, the Pope said several words in French although he was assisted by an interpreter. 

Macky Sall is also president of a country in which 94% of the population is Muslim and only 5% is Christian. 


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