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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.

The Pope writes to the children: “As a child, I would dance as a form of expressing joy”

2016-02-26

Pope Francis, what did you want to be when you were eight-years-old, like me? Asked Basia, a Polish girl and the Pope responds:

I must confess one thing. At your age, I wanted to be a butcher. I went with my grandmother to the market and noticed a friendly butcher. He was big and fat and had a huge apron with a large pocket. It was full of money and I thought he was super rich.

Conversations like these can be found in 'L'amore del mondo' or 'Dear Pope Francis,'where Pope Francis responds to letters written by children from around the world.

Eight-year-old, Tom from Great Britain asks a question:
"What was the most difficult choice you made in your mission?”

The Pope replied:
"To say goodbye to someone. I like to trust people, people that are closest to me like collaborators. I feel bad if I have to let someone go, but sometimes it must be done for the good of all.”

Six-year-old, Prajla from Albania asks, "when you were little, did you like to dance?"

-”I loved it! I liked being with other children and going out to dance our typical Argentinian dances. And the tango. Dancing is expressing joy and happiness. Dance when you are young because those who don't tend to be too serious when they get older.”

It's not the first time that Pope Francis speaks directly to children. He has listened and responded to their curious questions on many occasions. This happened at the beginning of his pontificate in the Vatican.

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- "But you, do you want to be Pope?"
- "But you know that a person who wants to be Pope, does not love himself, God will not bless him. I did not want to be Pope.”

And then this happened in his recent trip to Mexico.

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"Keep being creative, keep it up, looking for the beauty, the good things, the things that last forever and never be trampled by anyone. Is that clear?"

This book will forever leave its imprint on childhood curiosities and the Pope's responses to them.

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