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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”.

Be My Eyes, the app that lends blind people a pair of eyes

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Be My Eyes is a new application that combines technology and volunteerism. It allows people with poor vision to use their cell phone camera to record situations when they need help with things like walking through a new area or checking the expiration date on food. A volunteer with the app receives the video and helps them through the situation.

The app was created by a Danish nonprofit that connects the blind communtiy with volunteers through smartphones. When someone downloads the app, they're asked if they're blind or want to be a volunteer. 

Blind people can use the app whenever they face a difficult situation, and then volunteers receive a notification to let them know that their eyes can be of use at that moment.

It's a simple way to help people who have difficulty seeing. Be My Eyes is only available for iOS, but the company is working on an Android version. It can downloaded in English and Spanish.


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