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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”.

Four saints in one family? Beatification Process of St. Therese of Lisieux's sister, opens

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Pope Francis is a great devotee of St. Therese of Lisieux. Her parents, Louis and Zelie were beatified back in 2008. Now, the saint's sister, Leonia is also being considered for sainthood. The priest leading her cause for canonization, talked about her life, in a video conference chat. 

FR. ANTONIO SANGALLI
Postulator of the cause of Leonie Martin 
"She was the third of nine children and probably the less talented among them. She was always put down and described as the one who didn't know how to do anything. If was hard for her to compete to her sister's accomplishments.”

But she was actually the first one in her family who decided to embrace a religious vocation. But she wasn't able to reach her goal. She was clumsy and short tempered and her strength wasn't always a constant. She had to leave the monastery twice. Her sister Therese, helped her out, when her self esteem was low. 

FR. ANTONIO SANGALLI
Postulator of the cause of Leonie Martin 
"Her vocation is the result of her being close to her sister Therese. She helped her sister to embrace her vocation as a sister in the Order.” 

When Therese of Lisieux died and her book, 'A Story of a Soul' was published, her sister decided to try out her vocation again. For the third time, she went to the Monastery. 

FR. ANTONIO SANGALLI
Postulator of the cause of Leonie Martin 
"She took her sister's words very seriously, especially the phrase about the little path. She put this into practice with incredible loyalty.” 

Even as a teenager Leonie,  recognized her shortfalls and limitations. This humility, led to a door of kindness. Now, if her beatification process moves along, she could become the fourth person in her family to be raised to the altars. 


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