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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 in April the successor of the Grand Master

February 15, 2017. On 29 April 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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Eight must-follow Catholic Twitter accounts

2015-12-05

The Catholic Church is a leader among religions when it comes to using the internet. And today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Catholic Twitter accounts. It's almost impossible to list them all.

In no particular order, here are eight people to follow on Twitter. Their tweets inform and entertain, while also helping strengthen the faith.

@JamesMartinSJ
Father James Martin is a popular Catholic writer in the United States. He tweets news, analysis, and photos out to his more than 65,000 followers.

For the Pope's trip to the U.S., he tweeted out a list of #PapalGoofs for the media to avoid.

@CardinalDolan
New York's Archbishop was a relatively early adopter of Twitter. While he often tweets about what's happening around the world of Catholicism, he also isn't afraid to poke fun at himself.

@onegroovynun
Sister Miriam James' 13,000 followers see her tweets about football, literature, and Christ. She's also been known to share some interesting photos.

@ArchbishopGomez

Los Angeles' archbishop tweets words of wisdom from his account. He was particularly active during the Synod on the Family, where he was a leading voice.

@kathrynlopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez is best known as a writer for the political magazine National Review, but she's also a devout Catholic. She uses #homilytweet to share wisdom.

@austeni

Austen Ivereigh is a papal biographer and also the founder of Catholic Voices, a group that helps explain the Church in the media. His tweets provide context behind daily news about the Pope, helping explain the bigger picture.

@SrHelenaBurns

Sister Helena Burns is a nun belonging to the Daughters of St. Paul. Her humor-infused tweets about hockey and theology are seen by her more than 23,000 followers.

@Pontifex

It goes without saying that Pope Francis is one of the most influential Twitter users. Tens of millions of people follow him across several accounts in different languages, and he has incredible reach on the platform. While he doesn't write his own tweets, they come from his speeches and documents and he approves all of them.



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