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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”.

Pope approves martyrdom of laic that refused to enroll in the SS, and of other future saints

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-Miracle attributed to Fr. Louis Antoine Ormières (France July 4th, 1809 – January 16th, 1890), founder of the Congregation of Sisters of the Guardian Angel.

-Recognition of the martyrdom of the Martyrs of Canet de Mar (Antonio Arribas Hortigüela and six Companions, missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), murdered in Spain on September 29, 1936.

-Martyrdom of Josef Mayr-Nusser, who refused to enroll in the Nazi SS and was executed on February 24, 1945.

-The heroic virtues of Alfonso Gallegos (February 20, 1931 – October 6, 1991), agustinian recollects, auxiliary bishop of Sacramento (USA).

-Heroic virtues of Rafael Sánchez García, diocesan priest of Badajoz, Spain (June 14, 1911 – August 8, 1973)

-Heroic virtues of Andrés García Acosta, known as "Fray Andresito” (Fuerteventura, Spain, January 10, 1800 – Santiago, January 14, 1853). Franciscan laic.

-Heroic virtues of priest Giuseppe Marchetti (Italy, October 3, 1869 – December 14, 1896), co-founder of the Suore Missionarie di San Carlo Borromeo – Escalabrinianas.

-Heroic virtues of bishop Giacomo Vialedre Giacomo (Italy, February 27, 1830 – April 16, 1912). Pastor of Bordighera.

-Heroic virtues of Sor Maria Pia della Croce (Italy, December 2, 1847 – July 1 1919), founder of the Suore Crocifisse Adoratrici dell'Eucaristia.