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Pope to award 2016 Ratzinger Prize to Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles

October 20, 2016. The winners of this year's Ratzinger Prize will be Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles. The former, an Italian priest, is an expert in Systematic Theology and History of Medieval Theology. The latter is Greek and an Orthodox. He is an expert in History of Dogmas and Dogmatic Theology. He will be the first Orthodox to be awarded the prize given by the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation, considered by many the Nobel Prize of Theology.
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Pope Francis sends his condolences to Thais after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14, 2016. Pope Francis has sent a message to the Prime Minister of Thailand to express his condolences for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He was 88 years old, and his reign spanned seven decades. Pope Francis said he is "deeply saddened” and he expresses his closeness to the members of the royal family and the Thai people.
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Pope sends 100,000 dollars for Hurricane Matthew victims

October 14, 2016. Through the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", Pope Francis will send $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The money will fund relief efforts in the first stages of recovery after the devastating effects of the hurricane. With this gesture, the pope wants to express his "closeness of spirit and fatherly support” to everyone in the affected area.
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Pope authorizes new decrees of heroic virtues for four potential saints

October 11, 2016. Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues to four people, who are being investigated by the Church for possible sainthood. The decrees were given to the following "Servants of God:”
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Pope Francis rejects death penalty on Twitter: #NoDeathPenalty

October 10, 2016. The Pope has has given his support via Twitter to the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The following message can be read in each of his nine accounts, in their respective languages: "Punishment should necessarily include hope! #NoDeathPenalty.”
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Pope Francis announces Synod about youth and vocation

October 6, 2016. It will be held in 2018 under the name "Youth, faith, and vocational discernment.” Preparations for the second Synod of bishops convened by Pope Francis are well underway.

Theme chosen for 2017 World Communications Day

September 29, 2016. The theme for the 2017 World Communications Day has officially been announced. Coming from the book of Isiah, the theme is: "Fear not, for I am with you: communicating hope and trust in our time.”
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Pope will not be able to travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016. Despite the rumors that Pope Francis will travel to Israel to attend Shimon Peres funeral, the Vatican has issued a statement officially announcing a confirmation for the pope's scheduled visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan will remain as planned on Friday. The pope spoke warmly about the former leader and sent out a telegram of condolences:
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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.

Third priest found dead in Mexico

September 26, 2016.Mexican priest, Alfredo Lopez Guillen, was found dead this weekend on a rural road about 350 km east of Mexico City, after being allegedly abducted and assaulted in his parish on Monday September 19. This is the third case of violence against priests in Mexico in just one week. On Monday, September 19, Fr. Nabor Jiménez and Fr. José Alfredo Juarez were also kidnapped in the church of Our Lady of Fatima. Hours later they found them lifeless in a ditch in Poza Rica, Veracruz. The Catholic Church wants clarification on the murders, because it is not yet known who could be the alleged perpetrators.

New movie about Saint Pedro Poveda, a revolutionary man


Father Pedro Poveda was ahead of his time. When education was neither seen as important nor a priority, he was the one to realize that it's the key to human progress.

"Our fellow cave dwellers do not have much and it's time to confront the underdog, the hungry, the naked, the uneducated children."

He began his mission by serving those in the outskirts, the disinherited people who inhabited the caves of the city of Guadix, Spain.

Actor, "Poveda"
"Priest, teacher, humanist and innovative."

This is how Raul Escudero describes Fr. Poveda. He is the actor who plays him on the big screen in the movie "Poveda."

Throughout his life, he demonstrated that his important personal interest was womens' access to education and, above all, his role as an educator. So he founded the Teresian Association, now present in over 30 countries.

Director, "Poveda"
"Poveda fascinated me from the start. I love it. I thought he had a great presence. I wondered: "How could you not know this man, as important as he was?" He is, one might say, one of the first modern feminists from Spain. It is a pedagogue from head to toe."

The film also narrates how he revolutionizes the concept of school with his collaborator, young Josefa Segovia, one of the first women graduates in Education.

Actress, "Poveda"
"I think she was a very modern woman, despite everything. I think that she is a woman who faced her family, society, and the culture of their time."

Both of them expanded the institution to several Spanish cities in the 30s, while the political and social tension was increasing.

"Violence is not the way."
"The atmosphere is thinning."

It was then that the religious persecution, that ended up costing him his life, ensued. On the night of July 28, 1936, he was shot out of hatred for the faith. His last words were: "I am a priest of Christ."

In 1974, UNESCO recognized him as a humanist and pedagogue. He was beatified in 1993 and canonized in a ceremony in Spain by John Paul II in 2004.