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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 launches a website with resources for pilgrims coming to the Jubilee

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For this year's Jubilee, the Vatican is lauching its own website for pilgrims traveling from near and far. The name of website is "Vatimecum” which is translated into seven languages, where users are able to see all events taking place in Rome.

COUPLE FROM CHINA
"We are from Hong Kong and it's our first time here in Rome and we used Vatimecum to find our hotels and restaurants. It's great! We love it!”

On this site, pilgrims will be able to have access to services, such as food and accommodation in Rome, at controlled prices and much more information about the Jubilee.

YOUNG MAN FROM POLAND
"I'm from Poland and I found Vatimecum when I am looking for something in Rome. And I think that Vatimecum is best place when you can find something when your hospitality of some places for eating.” 

The website is coordinated by the Welcome Center for the Pilgrims, that opened its doors in the beginning of December. The center will be open daily from 7.30am to 6:30pm, local Rome time, including Saturdays and Sundays.


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