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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”.

Weekly Schedule: Pope meets with major Muslim leader

2016-05-23

This week, Pope Francis will probably meet with two people, who a few years ago were very critical of the Vatican and even of Pope Francis.

On Monday, the Pope will meet with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed Al Tayeb. It is the reference center for Sunni and in 2011 it broke off relations with the Vatican when Benedict XVI called for protection of Christians in Egypt and the Middle East.

The Pope's schedule continues on Wednesday with the general audience for thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.

The following day, Thursday, is a holiday in the Vatican. Corpus Christi will be celebrated and the Pope will preside at a Mass in the cathedral of Rome, San Giovanni in Laterano, at 7:00 p.m. Then he will make an Eucharistic procession to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

On Friday, the Pope is scheduled to meet with a woman who insulted him intensely in 2007. Hebe de Bonafini is the president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, which unites mothers whose children disappeared during the dictatorship of Jorge Videla.

During the weekend, the Jubilee of Deacons will be celebrated, which includes a Mass with the Pope on Sunday in Saint Peter's. In addition, that same day, at noon, Pope Francis will end the week with the Angelus prayer.


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