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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.

Understanding the Liturgical Year, through the words of Pope Francis

2015-01-02

Understanding the Liturgical Year of the Catholic Church can seem a bit overwhelming, but now there's a book out to make this journey a lot easier. 

CINDY WOODEN
Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time, Author 
"An explanation of the Church’s Liturgical Year and the special times of preparation like Advent and Lent and Special Feast Days and celebrations.”

The book is titled Pope Francis: A Guide to God's Time. It was authored by Cindy Wooden, an American journalist, who has covered the Vatican for 25 years. The photographs in the book which has 119 pages, are the work of photographer Paul Haring. 

Reflecting on some of the Pope's speeches and homilies,  book sheds light on the spiritual connection that comes when one goes to Mass. 

CINDY WOODEN
Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"In the Pope’s vision, when we go to Mass, we leave behind our time and we enter into God’s time. It’s time consecrated by God. It’s time for us to build our relationship with God and hopefully leave, transformed ourselves and able to transform the world around us.” 

True to the Pope's personal style, the book includes excerpts that give readers some practical tips on how to embrace the Gospel in every day life. 

CINDY WOODEN
Pope Francis, a Guide to God's Time, Author 
"So it’s a description the Pope himself is giving us and telling us what’s most important in these Seasons and in these Feasts.”

The book is available in Italian, Spanish and English. It's available in Amazon and through the Publishing House of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops. 


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