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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 Pope's Week: Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia and Christmas Eve Mass

2014-12-22

Following an old tradition, on Monday morning Pope Francis gave his Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia. What no other Pope had done before was meeting afterward all Vatican employees at the Paul VI Hall. 

During Christmas, no pilgrims are allowed to attend the Pope's daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. There won't be any general audience on Wednesday either. Still, on Christmas Eve, he'll celebrate Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Birth of Jesus.

On Thursday 25 at noon, he will give the traditional Christmas message from the balcony of the basilica and the blessing "Urbi et Orbi.”

On Friday he is expected to pray the Angelus from the Apostolic Palace, as he usually does on Sundays.
In fact, on Sunday, he'll meet with a group of large families at the Vatican Paul VI Hall before praying the Angelus.

These are the second Christmas that Pope Francis celebrates as Pope, and just like he did last year, he'll stay at his official residence, Casa Santa Marta.


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