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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”.

Schedule of the week: Pope Francis will celebrate Benedict XVI 65 years of priesthood

2016-06-27

This week welcomes the month of July, which is usually the calmest month for the Pope; this year will be the exception due to the WYD celebration in Krakow.

For now, Pope Francis usual daily masses at Casa Santa Marta will not resume until September.
 
However, the last days of June will be intense for the Pope.

On Tuesday, Benedict XVI will celebrate 65 years of priesthood. Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus will once again share a public event in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican. At noon, Ratzinger will receive a book on the priesthood.

On Wednesday, June 29th, the Pope will celebrate mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, patrons of Rome. Mass will start at 9:30 am, in St. Peter's Basilica. There, as usual, Pope Francis will give the newly appointed archbishops a pallium, a wool scarf pinned on the left shoulder that symbolizes the lamb on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd.
At noon, on Wednesday and after the Mass, the Pope will pray the Angelus.

On Thursday, Pope Francis has scheduled an audience for the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the last one before summer.

The Pope's week will culminate on Sunday, July 3rd with the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace.


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