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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”.

Remembering key moments of the Benedict XVI papacy

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April 19, 2005
"Dear brothers and sisters after the great Pope, John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the Lord's vineyard. The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me.

The eight year pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI was characterized by his humility and quiet nature. And a new book commemorating the tenth anniversary of the election of the low-key Pope highlights key moments of his papacy. An event to mark the release of  "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men” drew the Pope Emeritus' brother, Georg Ratzinger, and his secretary, Georg Gänswein.

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"For us, it is very important because our publisher normally focuses on books of art and culture, especially Christian culture. Recently, we have also published history books, and Pope Benedict XVI is a very important piece of history. Therefore, we decided to publish a book on this very important character.”

The photographs and testimonies play an essential role in the new volume that was presented at the Vatican Teutonic cemetery.

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"It's a gift for Benedict to remember his eight-year pontificate, it is an honor. We tried to make reading easier choosing subjects and photographs that represent his pontificate.”

The book includes photographs that capture great moments and even some daily tasks of his pontificate, like this picture with his secretary.

This image depicts the first meeting between Pope Francis and the Benedict XVI. It was a simple, emotional meeting and undoubtedly historic.

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Kurt Koch helped prepare the book. The authors and editors know the Pope Emeritus as well. 

ALBRECHT WEILAND
Editor "Benedict XVI, a Servant of God and Men"
"I remember his splendid homilies.”

CHRISTIAN SCHALLER
Author, "Benedict XVI, Servant of God and of Men”
"I remember a very beautiful situation, during his first visit after his election as pope. It was a private moment on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace.”

Pope Benedict XVI began his pontificate at an important historical moment, and it ended with an historic resignation. What's clear, is that this chapter in Church history will not be forgotten. 


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