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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 Francis announced the creation of 13 new cardinal electors

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On November 19 there will be 17 new cardinals. Thirteen of them are eligible to vote in an eventual conclave. This was the announcement that the pope gave during the Angelus on Sunday, once the Marian Jubilee had finished.

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"They come from 11 countries expressing the universality of the Church and announcing the testimony of the Good News of God's Mercy to every corner of the Earth."

Among the future cardinals there is one who is not a bishop, but a priest. This is a special recognition that the pope wants to offer Albanian priest, Fr. Ernesto. He spent 27 years in a communist concentration camp and his testimony moved Pope Francis during his trip to the country in September 2014.

At the Angelus, the pope also remembered those affected by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the Caribbean in recent days.

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"I have sadly learned about the serious consequences caused by the hurricane that, in recent days, has hit the Caribbean, particularly Haiti. It has left many victims and displaced persons, and in addition extensive material damage."

On Friday, he sent a telegram to express his support to the families of the victims and the hundreds of thousands who were affected.


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