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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”.

Fortune magazine names Pope Francis fourth greatest leader in the world

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Fortune magazine has just released its second annual list of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. They ranked Pope Francis fourth. 

When compiling the list, the prestigious business magazine looked for "extraordinary men and women [who] are transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.”
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook ranks first. He was chosen because of his strong leadership after the death of Steve Jobs. Number two is European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. And just ahead of Pope Francis is Chinese President Xi Jinping

The Pope was ranked number one on last year's list. However, the magazine's editors stated that "his vision, fortitude, and commitment to reform were so extraordinary in 2014 that we’re including him again this year.”

Others included on the list are the Prime Minister of India; pop singer Taylor Swift; Bill and Melinda Gates; and the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 
 

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