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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”.

Check out the Pope's schedule this week

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Now that the Pope is back from his spiritual retreat, he has a busy week ahead of him. On Monday March 2nd, he is planning on meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, Nerchirvan Barzani. Kurdistan is the only area in Iraq where thousands of Christian families have found refuge from the Islamic State.  

That same day, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will hold a press conference, led by Cardinal Peter Turkson,  to introduce a project to help communities that live in the Amazon.  

On Wednesday the Pope will lead his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. 

This same week, bishops from North Africa will be meeting with Pope Francis as part of their ad limina visit. 

On Saturday March 7th, the Pope will meet with thousands of members from the Communion and Liberation movement. They will make their way to Rome from across the globe. That afternoon, the Pope will visit the church of All Saints, to mark the 50th anniversary of Paul VI's first Mass in the vernacular. It was the first time a Pope held a public Mass that was not in Latin. 

On Sunday at noon, the Pope will lead the Angelus from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square. That afternoon he will visit the Mary Mother of the Redeemer parish. 


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