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    Oct 20, 2014

    Terrorism in Mideast has reached 'unimaginable proportions,' pope says

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/Maria Grazia Picciarella, pool)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing "terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions" in which the perpetrators seem to have absolutely no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis said.

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    Oct 20, 2014

    Couples renew vows, receive bishop’s blessing at Anniversary Mass

    Story and photos by David Martin
    SPRINGFIELD – Couples marking milestone wedding anniversaries said their faith in God and trust in each other are the cornerstones of

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    Oct 20, 2014

    Local Life Chain sends pro-life message to motorists

    Story and photos by Jeremiah Begley
    LONGMEADOW – The 2014 edition of the Life Chain, a peaceful pro-life demonstration, brought together about 35 men, women, children, and  

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    Oct 19, 2014

    Latino men enjoy fourth annual conference

    Story and photos by Julie Beaulieu
    CHICOPEE-A spiritual Latin beat filled the foyer of the Our Lady of the Elms College Library Oct. 18


Jan 12, 2014

Pope Francis announces new cardinals


 

 WORLD

VATICAN RADIO --  After the Angelus today, Jan. 12,  Pope Francis announced 16 new cardinals. They will receive this honor at the upcoming Consistory Feb. 23.

Pope Francis said: 

 ”As was previously announced, on February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Peter, I will have the joy of holding a Consistory, during which I will name 16 new Cardinals, who, coming from 12 countries from every part of the world, represent the deep ecclesial relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world. The following day [February 23] I will preside at a solemn concelebration with the new Cardinals, while on February 20 and 21 I will hold a Consistory with all the Cardinals to reflect on the theme of the family.

Here are the names of the new Cardinals:
    Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State
    Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.
    Gerhard Ludwig Műller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
    Beniamino Stella, Titular Archbishop of Midila, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.   
    Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (Great Britain).
    Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua).   
    Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec (Canada).
    Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan (Ivory Coast). 
    Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
    Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy). 
    Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
    Andrew Yeom Soo jung, Archbishop of Seoul (Korea). 
    Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Santiago del Cile (Chile).
    Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).  
    Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines).
    Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haïti).

"Together with them, I will join to the Members of the College of Cardinals three Archbishops emeriti distinguished for their service to the Holy See and to the Church.

"They are:
    Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria.
    Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona.
    Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop emeritus of Castries.

"Let us pray for the new Cardinals, that vested in the virtues and the sentiments of the Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, they might be able to help more effectively the Bishop of Rome in his service to the universal Church.”