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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”.

John Kerry and Cardinal Pietro Parolin address global issues surrounding refugees and migrants

2016-09-21

On Monday, US Secretary of State, John Kerry met with Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in New York at a summit aimed at combating global issues surrounding refugees and migrants at the United Nations. Both leaders addressed a range of global problems and the humanitarian situation in Syria. 

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"Humanitarian assistance is moving today to some eight different locations, but we're waiting to get the full download from our team that is meeting now with the Russians in Geneva. That process is continuing, and we'll see where we are in the course of the day. Thank you.”

The Secretaries reaffirmed their mutual interests in preventing further religious and ethnic persecutions of minorities.

Secretary Kerry and Cardinal Parolin also expressed a concern for the migrants and the need to support the commitments made at the Refugee Summit. Later, Secretary Kerry commended the efforts of the Holy See and Pope Francis to bring the refugee crisis to the world’s attention.

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