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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.

Meet some of the heroes from the Syrian civil war

2015-02-25

It's often true that when the worst of humanity manifests, so does the very best.

Large parts of Syria have been completely destroyed by the lengthy civil war. More than 210,000 people have died. Millions more became refugees as one of the most unique cultural centers in the world has been ruined.

Civilians have paid the biggest price in the four year conflict. But amid the darkness, a group of volunteers provides some hope. That group is the White Helmets, 2,200 citizens who help their community by doing things like this.

The White Helmets are regular people who had normal lives before the conflict began. The war  changed everything for them. Instead of bearing arms, they volunteered to provide a more valuable service to the Syrian people.

Eighty of them have died in the crossfire while trying to help. Since they began working in 2013, they have saved more than 12,500 lives.

But to continue their mission, they need medical supplies and equipment. Without it, they won't be able to save more lives amid the rubble.

According to the World Health Organization, 45 percent of Syrian health workers have left the country. Between 400 and 600 of them have died since the war began. More than 40 hospitals have been destroyed.

The White Helmets is not a political organization. They care for the wounded regardless of which faction they belong to. Bombs, snipers and rusty barrels full of nails continue to destroy homes, schools and hospitals. And so they continue to risk their lives.


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