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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 Francis: Middle East hemorrhaging faithful because of fanatical hatred

2015-10-26

Bishops from the Caldean Church who participated in the Synod gave Pope Francis a blunt update on Christians in the Middle East.

LOUIS RAPHAËL I SAKO
Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon (Iraq)
"We live with our faithful, who have been persecuted, crushed, and robbed of everything because of faith in Christ.”

Pope Francis expressed his grave concern for those who face persecution, calling it a disgrace that so many are in danger. He sent a message of support from the Vatican to those most affected in Iraq and Syria.

POPE FRANCIS
"Today, the situation in your land of origin is serious compromised by the fanatic hatred of terrorists. It continues to provoke a strong hemorrhaging of the faithful, who run from the land of their fathers.”

The Pope renewed his call for the international community to use all "valid strategies” to establish peace and move from a time of violence and drama to one of respectful coexistence.
 

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