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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”.

Pope John Paul II's Ferrari

2015-08-20

This is the only Ferrari Pope John Paul II was ever seen in. The image comes from the Pope's visit to the legendary Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy back in 1978. He later celebrated Mass at the Fiorano Circuit racetrack. Instead of traveling in the regular Popemobile that day, the Pope took a ride in one of the Ferraris that was waiting for him at the factory.

But that wasn't the Pope's only run-in with the world famous car company. In 2005, he was given an Enzo-model Ferrari as a gift. The story of that car began ten years ago and just recently came to a conclusion.

Only 400 Enzo-model Ferraris were ever manufactured, and the Pope received one of them. But he didn't use the car to get around Vatican City or to take joy rides at Castel Gandolfo. Instead, the pontiff asked that it be auctioned off and for all of the proceeds to benefit people who were recovering from the 2004 South Asian tsunami. The money was delivered to Pope Benedict XVI after Pope John Paul II's death.

An American collector paid almost one million dollars for the car then, and the full amount was donated to the victims. It's now been auctioned off again, this time in Mexico for six million dollars. 


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