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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 Parolin: Sense of humanity should prevail in Turkey to help find the right solution

2016-07-21

Turkey has declared a "state of emergency" for the next three months. This gives the government special powers to bypass parliament when creating new laws and the ability to limit or suspend various freedoms. With this measure they intend to fight those responsible for the failed coup.

The Vatican is concerned that the decision has made the world situation even more tense.

CARD. PIETRO PAROLIN
Secretario de Estado Vaticano
"These are not good developments. It is a source of concern for everybody because, of course, the tension in the world increases. And the tensions are not good conditions to take all the problems to solve it. This is a source of concern for everybody and we hope that the wisdom and humanity will prevail and will help people to look and to find the right solution.”

It is a message with the same idea as the apostolic vicar of Anatolia, Paolo Bizzeti, who has asked to "restore the calm needed to understand the causes of the malaise that provoked the coup."

The blow perhaps has made the situation of the 3,000 Catholics in the country even more difficult. They are a fragile minority that are, in practice, relegated to second-class citizens.


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