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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”.

The Pope's Twitter @Pontifex increased by 9 times the followers with Francis

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Pope Francis has increased his Twitter followers ninefold on the @Pontifex account during his three years of Pontificate. This is confirmed by a SM Reputation study, a project born at the University of Navarra in Spain, which analyzes the impact of the Pope's social network.

When the account was turned over to Francis, which released a few months prior, he had 3 million followers. Now, there are more than 27 million between his nine accounts, thus increasing at a rate of 600,000 new followers a month.

Pope Francis' nationality has favorably influenced the impact of the Spanish account, which is followed by 4 out of 10 total followers. This surpasses the English account with 11 million followers.

After the Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian accounts, the Polish account, has experienced tremendous growth since the Pope announced that he would host the next World Youth Day in Krakow.

Among his talked-about issues, 40% of the tweets mention "God” or "Jesus,” but there is another word that has gained weight in recent months: mercy. Other repeated words include "Syria,” "Iraq” or "planet.”

The voice of the Pope is not only seen by his followers, but has spread to other Twitter users. This is because his messages have achieved 34 million retweets.

Out of the social network, Francis is the most followed religious leader in the world, and as for his status as head of state, only Barack Obama exceeds him in followers.



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