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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”.

Cardinal Loris Capovilla passes away at 100-years-old

2016-05-26

He was 100-years-old and passed away today in Bergamo, Italy. Cardinal Loris Capovilla was granted the privilege to witness the history of the Church. Especially, due to his closeness with Pope John XXIII, whom he saw become a saint on April 27, 2014.

He began working with Giuseppe Roncalli in 1953, when he was still the patriarch of Venice. When he was elected Pope, Loris Capovilla continued to be his secretary in Rome.

With John XXIII, he lived near the Second Vatican Council and remained with him until he died in 1963. Since then, he went on to write about the life and work of the Good Pope.

Loris Capovilla was ordained a priest in 1940 and was a military chaplain during World War II. He was appointed bishop in 1967 and archbishop in 1971, Pope Francis made him a Cardinal in 2014.

He was the oldest cardinal and the fourth oldest bishop in the world. With his death the College of Cardinals happens to have 213 members, of which only 114 are under 80-years-old and are entitled to participate in an eventual conclave.



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