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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”.
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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

2016-09-27

Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation. This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate. The pope will depart from Fiumicino Airport on Monday, October 31 at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Malmo at 11:00 a.m., where he will receive the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven. At 1:50 p.m., he will visit the Swedish royal family at the Kunghuset Royal Palace in Lund.

Pope Francis will speak twice. First at 2:30 p.m., in the Ecumenical prayer service at the Lutheran Cathedral in Lund and again at 4:40 p.m., in the Ecumenical event in the Malmö Arena.

The day will conclude at 6:10 p.m. with a meeting with Ecumenical delegations, also in the Malmö Arena.

On Tuesday, November 1, at 9:30 a.m., the pope will celebrate Mass in the Swedbank Malmö Stadion. At the end, he will go to the airport where the official farewell will take place. At 12:45 p.m., he will catch the flight back to Rome. The pope is expected to land in Ciampino airport at 3:30 p.m.