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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

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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.

A virtual candle that helps you monitor your faith

2014-11-22

 

Many people compare faithto a light. Now, thanks to a phone app named "Ignio”, thismetaphor can be a reality.

Through this virtualcandle, users can see their flame of faith either grow or diminish.It all depends on how often they pray for others, go to Mass or readthe Bible.

There are many ways tokeep this flame alive. For example, by meditating on a Gospel readingand sharing it.

You can also createvirtual prayer groups of up to 12 people. Depending on the userschoices, the app's virtual flame becomes bigger or smaller.

The goal of the "Ignio”app is to create an online spiritual community that allows for areal-time connection through prayer.

The app is available inEnglish for iOS and Android smartphones.

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