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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”.

It's official: Diplomatic ties between U.S and Cuba are re-established. Pope played key role

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It's a day that will go down in history. July 20, 2015 will forever be marked as the day diplomatic ties were re-established between the  U.S and Cuba.  

This after more than 50 years of political tension between both nations. 

The Vatican played a role in this historic move. In fact Pope Francis personally reached out to both leaders in the process. He even invited both parties to the Vatican to discuss their negotiation process. 

Even so, on his recent return flight from Latin America, the Pope downplayed his role, saying it was all the work of a higher power. 

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"I only prayed over this. I didn’t decide  anything. What could I do, when these two countries have been down this road for more than 50 years. Then the Lord made me think of a Cardinal. He went and talked. Then I didn’t hear anything; months went by. One day the Secretary of State, who is here, told me, "Tomorrow we will have the second meeting with the two teams.” How’s that, I asked? It moved forward by itself. We did not mediate. It was the goodwill of both countries, and the merit is theirs, the merit is theirs for doing this.”

The U.S broke off ties with Cuba in 1961, after Communism was imposed on the island. After 54 years, a new chapter begins.


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