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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”.

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”.

Synod: The Church says it needs to modernize Her language


One of the points being analyzed in the Synod, is the language the Church uses to get its message across. It's looking into using language that's more inclusive. Language that invites families to the positive, instead of the denouncing the negative. But what exactly does that mean? This is what Bishops from different nations had to say about it. 

Bishop of Gbarnga (Liberia) 
"The new language is speaking to the level of the people of our time. For example, if you want to speak to the young people you must speak Facebook language speak Whatsapp language, simplify so they can follow us. The message is the same: Ancient message from 2,000 years ago, but using language of the modern people so that the people understand what Church says.”

Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)
"It's about language people can relate to. What good does it do, to write a beautiful Church document, if it doesn't move people's hearts. Pope Francis is an expert in this, because he speaks a language people understand.” 

Pres. South Korea's Episcopal Conference
"Yes, that's very necessary-the inspiration in this moment, because to incorporate those who are suffering we need perspective, new view points and new language.”

Bishop of Le Havre (France) 
"We need language that's direct and accessible. Language is a matter of attitude and it's a way the Church can reach out to all families.” 

Bishop of Punalur (Kerala, India) 
"The new language according to me, is love. FLASH. And sometimes it's not easy.” 

So, there is consensus that the Church must embrace a language that's more relatable to every day people.