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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”.

Iraqi Kurdistan prime minister asks Pope Francis to encourage international community

2015-03-02

Pope Francis met with Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani at the Apostolic Palace. The two primarily discussed the humanitarian crisis in the prime minister's homeland.

Kurdistan is the only region in Iraq where thousands of Christian families have found safety from the Islamic State. Barzani said this has placed incredible stress on his government.

The prime minister asked Pope Francis to encourage the international community to provide more assistance to Kurdistan.

Following their meeting, the Pope made a common request. But he was surprised by the answer, and both men smiled.

POPE FRANCIS
"Pray for me. I need it.”

NECHIRVAN BARZANI
"No, no.”

POPE FRANCIS
"Yes! Yes! Don't forget.”

During his Angelus prayer the day before, the Pope denounced the "intolerable brutality” of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.



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