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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”.

New Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State is named

2016-03-04

An Italian priest, Paolo Borgia, 49, replaces American Peter Wells in a key position over the operation of Vatican machinery.

He will be second in line of  "General Affairs," which deals with "coordination between departments in the Vatican." This department is in charge of "guarding the papal seal that authenticates the most important decisions of the Pope, and the fisherman's ring with which sealed the 'papal briefs.'"

This department also oversees the communication politics of the Holy See, and publishes Acta Apostolica Sedes, the official bulletin reflecting the decisions of the Pontiff.