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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”.

Protest against abortion takes place while Chilean president meets with Pope Francis


They are "The Women in White for Life.” While Chilean President Michelle Bachelet met with Pope Francis, they prayed like this in St. Peter's Square. They asked that abortion not be legalized in Chile.

There were both Chileans and Italians present for the protest.

"We want to be the generation that puts an end to this drama. I, as a woman, simply say that the state should give more mothers the psychological and economic help that they need.”

"I also think that we should move toward a culture of life and not one of death.”

The president didn't discuss the topic during a brief press conference after the meeting. And it seems that the members of government who came with her did not change their mind either.

President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
"The dignity, the humanity, the protection of the dignity of women and life are values that we share. It's why we, as believers or not, eventually we support, and we are going to approve the termination of pregnancy for therapeutic reasons.”

The Chilean government appears set to allow abortions in some cases for women above the age of 18. Girls between 14 and 18 can do so with their parents approval, and those under 14 can do it with authorization from their legal representative or a judge.