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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”.
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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.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone turns 80

2014-12-02

The Vatican's former Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone turns 80 years old on Tuesday December 2nd. That means he is no longer eligible to vote in an eventual conclave. 

The Cardinal was a close confidant of Benedict XVI during his pontificate. In fact he was one of the few people who knew about his decision to resign, before it was made public. 

CARD. TARCISIO BERTONE
February 2014
"He told me about it in mid-2012. I told the Pope all the problems that could arise if he resigned. But, he felt tired, his age weighed on him. He was concerned with World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. He would ask himself, 'At my age, how will I, address millions of young people?'”

To celebrate his 80th birthday, the Cardinal invited Pope Francis and Benedict XVI to have lunch in the Vatican.

Bertone was appointed as the Vatican's Secretary of State in 2006 at the age of 72. He served until 2013. Eventually Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Pietro Parolin as the Vatican's new Secretary of State. Now retired, Bertone has collaborated with different Vatican Departments and is working on a book about his experience as Secretary of State. 


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