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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.

New invention: gravity-powered flashlights

2015-07-18

One in five people in the world lack electricity at home. For them, the day ends at sunset.

Until now, the solution had been to use kerosene lamps, but these are expensive, harmful to the environment, and easily flammable.

Two English inventors have found a better solution. It's called Gravity Light and it doesn't need batteries or even an electrical current: just gravity. It uses a mechanism that transforms a 12 kilogram weight into electricity. Not only are these flashlights cheaper than kerosene lamps, they're also five times brighter. 

Jim Reeves says that his vision extends far beyond Gravity Lights. 

JIM REEVES
Co-inventor of Gravity Light
"This is not only about product. We want to create local jobs, skills and livelihoods too for those who work and sell Gravity Lights.”

With this in mind, the inventors have started a project in Kenya. They not only want to export their invention, they also want to create jobs by building manufacturing plants in the countries that purchase Gravity Lights. 

The financing is already underway using a crowd-funding model. This simple mechanism could become the solution for many families without access to electricity. 


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