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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”.

Pope's Schedule: New meeting with the C9


Each meeting with the Council of Cardinals is a another step forward in Pope Francis' reform. From Monday to Wednesday, the 9 cardinals in charge of advising the pope in the governing of the Curia and Church will convene. It will be the first time since their last meeting in December.

Also, on Tuesday, the Vatican will host a congress on the Mediterranean diet and healthy eating. Experts from Europe and the United States will travel to Rome for the occasion.

Pope Francis will continue to offer his daily homilies from the Casa Santa Marta and meet with pilgirms in the Paul VI Audience Hall for the Wednesday General Audience where he will continue his reflections on the meaning of Christian hope.

On Friday, he will pay a special visit to Roma Tre University and meet with teachers and students.

On Sunday, he will close the week with the Angelus prayer led from his from the window of the papal apartments overlooking St. Peter’s Square.