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French Bishops Announce day of Fasting, Prayer after Murder of Priest

Last edited 27th July 2016

The Catholic bishops of France have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting and prayer in response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by Islamic terrorists.

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Pope Presides at Wedding of Deaf Couple

Last edited 22nd July 2016

Pope Francis presided at the wedding of a young couple earlier this month, in a quiet ceremony held in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.Paulina Szczepanska, the daughter of a Vatican employee, was married on July 9 to Teodoro Pisciottani. Both are deaf, and active in promoting public initiatives for deaf people in Italy.

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California Bishops Back Initiative to Abolish Death Penalty

Last edited 19th July 2016

The California Catholic bishops announced their support last week for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty.

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Italy Train Crash: 'Twenty-Three Killed' Near Bari in Collision

Last edited 12th July 2016

Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.

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Help End the Wait for Those in Need of a Life-Saving Transplant.

Last edited 11th July 2016

This DonateLife Week (31 July - 7 August) Australians will be urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online to help end the wait for those in need of a life-saving transplant.

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Seminarian Missing in River Helped Struggling Woman Before Disappearing

Last edited 11th July 2016

A man whom rescuers spent all day Saturday trying to find in the Arkansas River helped a struggling woman out of the water before going under, according to the Wichita Fire Department.

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Creating a Buzz: Using Bees to Pull People out of Poverty

Last edited 7th July 2016

The three men are the first participants in a new social enterprise project called TuniBee, which is run by students at the Mediterranean School of Business (MSB) in Tunis. The scheme hopes to help improve the overall quality of Tunisian honey

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In Rio, Cardinal Invites Homeless to Help Celebrate His Birthday

Last edited 30th June 2016

Rio de Janeiro's Cardinal Orani Tempesta celebrated his 66th birthday with a special visit: he spent his time with a group of homeless people.

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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: At least 32 Dead and Dozens Injured

Last edited 28th June 2016

A suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's main airport, one of Europe's busiest, has killed at least 32 people and injured 60 more.

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Sleepbus Project Takes Beds to the Homeless

Last edited 27th June 2016

This story is among more than 100 published world-wide in a co-operation between 50 news organisations for Impact Journalism Day.

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