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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”.
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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.

Check out what the Pope's doing this week!

2016-02-01

Pope Francis will preside over two major Jubilee of Mercy events during an eventful week at the Vatican.

On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Pope will celebrate Mass to mark the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It will take place in St. Peter's Basilica at 5:30 p.m.

The Jubilee for Consecrated Life will also be celebrated on Tuesday, which is the 20th World Day of Consecrated Life.

The Pope's weekly general audience will take place in St. Peter's Square on the morning of Wednesday, February 3rd. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to attend.

Pope Francis will reappear in St. Peter's Square on Saturday at noon to mark the Jubilee for Prayer Groups of Padre Pio, the Italian mystic who was canonized in 2002. His undecayed remains will also be on display at the Vatican for one week.

The week will end as it usually does, with Pope Francis leading the Angelus prayer from the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace.

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