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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”.

Pope Agenda: Sarkozy, dukes of Luxembourg and ceremonies of Holy Week

2016-03-21

For the Pope, Holy Week begins with a Monday full of meetings. He will meet with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his family, and also with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni.

His next big event is on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square for the general audience.

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis celebrates Chrism Mass in the Vatican at 9:30 am. In the afternoon, he will visit refugees and migrants. He will celebrate with them the Mass of the Easter Triduum and according to the traditional rite, will wash the feet of 12 of them. In previous years, on the same day he visited a juvenile prison, a nursing home and a Roman prison in Rebbibia.

On Good Friday, in addition to presiding over the liturgical celebration in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope will then go to the monumental Colosseum of Rome to pray the Via Crucis at dusk.

On Saturday, the Easter Vigil begins at 8:30 pm, local Rome time. On Sunday, Pope Francis will celebrate Easter Mass at 10:15 am and will conclude the Holy Week with his Easter message and Urbi et Orbi blessing.


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