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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”.

Swiss Cardinal Georges Marie Cottier passes away in Rome at the age of 93

2016-04-01

The Swiss Cardinal Georges Marie Cottier died on Thursday night at a hospital in Rome. He was 93-years-old. 

This philosopher and theologian of great prestige was of the order of the Dominicans and participated as an expert in the Second Vatican Council.

John Paul II appointed him as a theologian of the Papal Household in 1990. He was responsible for reviewing and monitoring the theological unity of the texts and speeches that the Pope had to sign.

John Paul II made him a cardinal in 2003.

CARD. GEORGES MARIE COTTIER
"One of the first jobs I received the first or second year was to review the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is a beautiful text. I had to read and reread it carefully ....”

"Another memory is working with the encyclicals. I was called to work in groups catered to prepare the "Veritatis Splendor” and "Fides et Ratio”...

"And then, the preparation for the Jubilee in 2000. I was appointed the director of the historical and theological commission in charge of the preparation for the Holy Year.”

"It was a very beautiful experience because we prepared the great Day of Pardon on March 12, 2000.”

Cardinal Cottier participated in the conclave in which Benedict XVI was elected Pope.

With his death, the number of cardinals goes down to 215, of which only 116 are of age to participate in a conclave.


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