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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”.

Pope celebrates Mass for Caritas, the main charity arm of the Catholic Church

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Pope Francis celebrated a Mass to mark the 20th general assembly of Caritas Internationalis, which is the main charity arm of the Catholic Church. The gathering takes place every four years. 

In his homily, Pope Francis called for local parishes to get more involved in Caritas and its projects. From its charitable works to providing food to those in need. 

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"We must do what we can so that everyone has something to eat, but we must also remind the powerful of the Earth, that God will call them to judgement one day and there it will be revealed if they really tried to provide food for Him in every person. And also if they did what they could to preserve the environment so that it could produce this food.”

Acts of charity, he added are not only about great initiatives. It can also be found in small acts and gestures. The Pope reminded Christians that they cannot stand still before an injustice. 

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"We cannot forget our Christian brothers and sisters who have been violently deprived of food for their bodies and their souls. They have been driven from their homes and their churches, some even destroyed. I renew the appeal not to forget these people or these intolerable injustices.” 

Caritas Internationalis is holding its general assembly to look at its statues and how the organization can reach out to those in need. Elections are also a part of the meeting. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, who is also part of the Pope's Council of Cardinals, has been the head of Caritas for the past eight years, which marks the limit. A new successor will be elected. 


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