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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.

The Year of Consecrated Life begins

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Starting on November 2014, the Catholic Church will celebrate the Year for Consecrated Life to remember the mission and presence of more than 700,000 religious members in the world. Many of them are already living it with excitement. 

"We plan to study our charism a little more, study our foundress, study the documents of the Church... It's a wonderful gift of the Church to us and we're very grateful.”

"For me, it's a blessing and an answer from the Church and the Lord to all youth and all men.”

This special year for religious will begin on November 30th with a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.  On the eve of the Mass, religious from around the world will unite in a prayer vigil at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. 

"Our hopes are, my hopes are, that we'll live our life better and we'll appreciate the gift that it is. And of course that it will attract more  people, more men and women, to the religious life”.

"The true superhero is not Superman nor Batman. The true superhero is the person who leaves everything for Christ. That is a superhero.”

Among the events this year is a prayer chain of monastersies from around the world and various international meetings in Rome. 

This year specially dedicated to religious will conclude on February 2, 2016. On that day, the Pope will preside over a Mass on the occasion of the World Day of Consecrated Life. 


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