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    May 5, 2015

    Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/courtesy of the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

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    May 4, 2015

    Week after quake, trucks of aid begin reaching remote areas of Nepal

    (CNS photos/Jake Lyell)

    By Anto Akkara, Catholic News Service
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNS) -- Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal a week after the Himalayan nation was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake April 25.

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    May 4, 2015

    Pope defends Blessed Serra, prays for missionary zeal in Americas

    By Cindy Wooden
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photos/Paul Haring)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People seem to enjoy finding the shortcomings of candidates for sainthood like Blessed Junipero Serra, but they should ask themselves if they would have his generosity and courage to leave everything behind to care for the poor and bring them the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

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    May 3, 2015

    New pro-life group hosts breakfast for nearly 200

    Story and photos by Carolee McGrath
    HOLYOKE – Close to 200 people gathered at the Log Cabin banquet facility here May 2 for a breakfast hosted by the newly-formed pro-life organization, Pro-life of Pioneer Valley.

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