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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Marking fifty years of marriage at the general audience with Pope Francis

2015-06-28

Roberto and Margarita just celebrated 50 years of marriage, and they wanted to celebrate in Rome. And they didn't come alone: 13 family members from Mexico and Norway joined them.

Their long marriage has been eventful, and they've faced difficult times. 

MARGARITA
"We lost two children. It's something that brought us closer together as a family. Our son died of cancer when he was 28-years-old.”

Working with another family that also lost a child to cancer, they started a foundation that helps children and young people with the illness. 

MARGARITA
"We are two families that lost our children. We came together in the loss of two families, and help children at no cost, with the best treatments available.” 

The couple attended Pope Francis' general audience, when he spoke about how to cope with the death of a loved one. His words were particularly moving to them.

MARGARITA
"What I enjoyed most was when the Holy Father spoke about pain, about the family, and about mourning. Because we understand perfectly what loss is, about what it means to lose children.”

They return to Mexico with the memory of being close to Pope Francis. And now they hope he'll visit them in their own country.


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