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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Cardinal Roberto Tucci, travel planner for Pope John Paul II, dies at 93

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Cardinal Roberto Tucci has died in Rome at the age of 93. He would have been 94 on April 19th. 

Born in Naples in 1921, he entered the Society of Jesus at just 15. He was ordained a priest in 1950. While he was director of the Jesuit magazine "La Civilta Cattolica,” he was best known as the director of Vatican Radio from 1973 to 1985.

During that period he also served as organizer of papal visits outside Italy for Pope John Paul II. He accompanied the Polish pontiff on all but two of his trips. He became a cardinal in 2001.

Cardinal Tucci also had an important role during the Second Vatican Council. He helped develop important preparatory documents that would play a major role in the event. He insight was decisive in creating Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

With the death of Cardinal Tucci, the College of Cardinals now has 224 members. Just 122 are eligible to vote in an eventual conclave.


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