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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”.

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”.

Check out what the Pope is doing this week!


On Monday, May 18th, Pope Francis will meet with members of the Italian Episcopal Conference for the opening of the general assembly of Italian bishops.

The Pope will hold his general audience open to the public on Wednesday, and thousands of pilgrims are expected in St. Peter's Square.

There will be a press conference in the Holy See Press room on Thursday May 21st to discuss an upcoming women's conference. It is being organized by the  Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations and the International Alliance of Women's Life and Family. The conference will take place from May 22nd to May 24th.

On Saturday, the Pope will head to Paul VI Hall to meet with the Christian Association of Italian Workers (ACLI). More than 7,000 people will attend the meeting, which marks 70 years since the group's founding.

On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Pentecost with Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

Then, at noon, he will pray the Regina Coeli from the window of the Apostolic Palace, overlooking St. Peter's Square.