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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”.

Pope Francis met with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev

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Pope Francis held an audience with the President of  Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva.

The upcoming European Games will be hosted Baku, Azerbaijan. Aliyev's nation has recently received attention because of it. 

Azerbaijan is a small nation located at the point where Eastern Europe and Western Asia meet. The country is relatively prosperous but has been criticized recently for limiting freedom of expression.

Azerbaijan's First Lady is the president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which promotes education, culture, and sports throughout the world. She met with Pope Francis last summer.

Her foundation worked to restore the Holy Roman catacombs.

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