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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”.

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”.

Mexican boy sets out on pilgrimage year of service


Many dream of taking a year off life to travel the world, but what if this traveling was a pilgrimage and a year dedicated to volunteering and serving others?

This is exactly what 19-year-old, Hector Zurita de la Vega started doing in July 2016. He started his pilgrimage at World Youth Day in Poland; traveled to Fatima, Portugal; Israel; Medjugorje; and Jordan. He completed 'the Camino' Spain and saw the Vatican in Italy. Now, however he has just arrived in India to work with the Missionaries of Charity.

Wandersoul blog and volunteer 
"I have the great desire to demonstrate to young people that it's wonderful to live their faith. The power to visit the world, but at the same time with a sense, a human sense, a sense of spirituality throughout this great, great pilgrimage.” 

Along the way, he met countless people who are all searching for happiness by various routes of faith. He now wears bracelets on his arm, as a reminder of the people and memories he has experienced.

Wandersoul blog and volunteer
"I met all kinds of people from many countries, from Latin America, from Africa, from Asia. All of them so committed to their faith, all these friends who have given me beautiful experiences and shared what we have, our faith.”

He started a blog, 'WanderSoul,' where he documents his experiences and creates videos from each country. He also created a logo for the year, which he calls the "tree of life.” 

Wandersoul blog and volunteer
"The other volunteers and pilgrims who have gone have made these the best experiences of my life, because I have met people who are truly committed to their faith. Young people on fire for living through an experience with Christ. When one thinks that He does not exist, go out to these places and get to know these people who are excited to really live their faith.” 

This is his 14th pilgrimage, after his first one to Rome when he was a child. Now, he is living the pilgrimage dream, staying with different religious organizations in return for an opportunity to practice the works of mercy, even after the Jubilee Year of Mercy has ended.