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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”.

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 what the Pope is doing this week!


One of the busiest times of the year for the Pope is about to begin: Holy Week. Since his schedule is so packed this week, the Pope will not preside over his usual morning mass at Casa Santa Marta.

On Wednesday, April 1st, the Pope will have his weekly the general audience in St. Peter's Square. Thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are expected to attend.

Pope Francis will preside over the Chrism Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Holy Thursday. That's when he will bless the holy oils. Later that day, he will celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper in a prison, where he will wash the feet of several inmates.

On Good Friday, the Pope will preside over the celebration of the Passion at St. Peter's Basilica. He will participate in the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum that evening.

Pope Francis will also lead the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil. In one of the most powerful moments of Holy Week, the Pope will preside over the Liturgy of Light in a completely dark St. Peter's Basilica.

The final event of the Pope's busy week will be Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. It will conclude with him giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing.