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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”.

Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo turns 80 years old

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January 3rd marks the 80th birthday of Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo. The Italian prelate is the former President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State. He also served as the President of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican. Under John Paul II he was the Holy See's Foreign Minister

At 80 years old, the Cardinal is still writing books. His most recent publication deals with women in the Bible and how their life can be applied to current day challenges. 

Back in 2007, he was made a Cardinal by Benedict XVI. He took part in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis. 

Once they turn 80, Cardinals lose the right to vote in a conclave. The current number of cardinal electors stands at 110. 

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