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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”.

Vatican and Kuwait sign agreement to strengthen ties

2015-09-10

This time, Pope Francis wasn't the only person wearing robes when he met with a head of state, as he held a cordial meeting with Kuwait's Prime Minister at the Vatican.

The two smiled when they sat across from each other. According to the Vatican, the two leaders discussed the importance of peaceful coexistence between different religions. They also talked about "the positive contribution that the historical Christian minority offers to Kuwaiti society.”

Following their meeting, the two delegations exchanged gifts. The Prime Minister gave the Pope a gold-plated ship. Pope Francis gave him a St. Martin medallion and copies of "Evangelii Gaudium” and the "Laudato Si” encyclical.

After the papal meeting, the Prime Minister spent time with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. The two nations signed a "Memorandum of Understanding.”

According to the Vatican, the agreement is meant to improve "collaboration in the political and cultural spheres,” and it also "offers tools for consultation between the Parties.”

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