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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”.

California surfers get an “awesome” autograph on their surfboard from the Pope

2016-06-12

This is the most valuable autograph that these two California surfers, Sean and Daniel, have in their possession. They both spearhead an organization that is allowing the rescue of many young people escaping war and poverty in Liberia.

SEAN BRODY
Surfer
"It's incredible. It's beyond what we could have imagined. To be honest when we first were asked to come here, we thought it was some sort of trick, and the more we learned. Now we´re here and it´s surpassed all of our expectations”.

Their initiative, Surf Resource Liberia, has joined Pope Francis' Scholas educational project. Both of them traveled to Rome for the closing of the Sixth World Congress.

In the short time they were at the Vatican, they could see the scope of this initiative that has brought together various sports and film stars on an international level. 

DANIEL HOPKINS
Surfer
"I think it went really well. I think ultimately it´s going to be a huge milestone for the global surf community to have this opportunity to have Pope  Francis to acknowledge the sport as a bridge towards peace and towards cultural interaction.”

The Scholas project is starting to emerge on a worldwide scale as the Pope's goal is aimed at using sport as a tool for transmitting values.

On several occasions, Pope Francis has underlined the importance of sports with its ability to train young people on values such as teamwork and overcoming difficulties.

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