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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”.

UNICEF denounces that a “silent tragedy” is unfolding in the Mediterranean and Italy

2016-06-22

Sarah Crowe, the UNICEF spokesperson, denounced that a "silent tragedy” has begun to emerge. A surplus number of migrants and refugees have started to flood the lesser-known and lesser-spoken parts of the central regions of the Mediterranean and Italy. 

SARAH CROWE
Spokesperson (UNICEF)
"This is a very worrying number of children. We see that the statistics are growing for unaccompanied (children) which is a new trend as well. When all eyes have been focused on Greece, this has unfolded in a somewhat "silent tragedy” in the central Mediterranean.”

In a new report, UNICEF has studied the migrant and refugee patterns of children making this daunting journey into Europe. Crowe points out that nine out of ten children coming into Italian borders were not accompanied by an adult. Therefore, making them vulnerable to various forms of trafficking. 

SARAH CROWE
Spokesperson (UNICEF)
"No matter where they come from, they are entitled to protection and they are still children. Every country, those they leave, those they cross, and those in which they settle, has a duty to protect these children. And this is often forgotten. FLASH These children need to be monitored, they need to be protected, and they need to be cared for at every step of the way.”

Crowe weighs in on her concerns for this particular region due to the recent European treaty with Turkey. So far, this route has claimed 2,430 lives in just half of a year. 


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