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    Mar 26, 2015

    President, first lady to welcome Pope Francis to White House Sept. 23


    (CNS file photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

    By Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23.

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    Mar 25, 2015

    Pope's visit to Turin will highlight shroud, young people, marginalized


    (CNS photo/Di Marco, EPA)

    By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will spend two days in Turin to venerate the Shroud of Turin; meet young people, workers, juvenile detainees, immigrants and the sick; and visit with his Italian relatives from northern Italy.

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    Mar 25, 2015

    Pope mourns with families of Germanwings crash victims


    (CNS photo/Marius Becker, EPA)

    By Laura Ieraci, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps March 24.

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    Mar 25, 2015

    Mercy announces $1 million challenge gift for cancer center campaign  

    Staff report
    (Iobserve photo/courtesy of Mercy Medical Center)

    SPRINGFIELD – Mercy Medical Center, here, has announced that Cynthia and William Lyons, of Wilbraham, have made a $1 million challenge gift to Transforming Cancer Care – The Capital Campaign for the Sister Caritas Cancer Center.  


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