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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”.

The Pope will hear confessions on the 2nd anniversary of his election

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During the 2012 Synod of Bishops, which focused on the theme of New Evangelization, it became clear that the Sacrament of Reconciliation should be a central part of the Church's pastoral life.

To answer that need, a Vatican council organized what would eventually be called the "24 Hours for the Lord” initiative.

This year, Pope Francis will start the event by holding a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica on March 13th. Churches throughout Rome and the world will then open for confession and Eucharistic Adoration.

The initiative was first celebrated last year, when Pope Francis famously went to confession. The event has returned again in 2015 with a new theme.

REV. GENO SYLVA
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
"It's just really exciting. And the theme this year is taken from the Letter to the Ephesians, 'God rich in mercy.'”

Reminding people that God is merciful is largely meant to encourage those who have been away from the Church, for whatever reason, that they will always be welcomed back.

REV. GENO SYLVA
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
"I would ask people, 'Why are you back after 40 years? You're coming back to the sacrament.' And many, many people said, 'Because Pope Francis asked us! He invited us!'”

The Vatican hopes that people throughout the world will be inspired to attend confession during the "24 Hours for the Lord.” A pastoral aid is available in Italian, English, Spanish, French, and Polish. 


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