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    Mar 3, 2015

    Massachusetts priest assigned to Vatican's observer mission at U.N.


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    By Dave Jolivet, Catholic News Service
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (CNS) -- Father Roger Landry, former pastor of St. Bernadette's Parish in Fall River, has been given a new assignment: working for the Vatican's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations.

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    Mar 2, 2015

    Vatican security always on high alert, chief says after IS threats


    (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack.

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    Mar 2, 2015

    Assyrian Christians released, but many concerned for those still held


    (CNS photo/Ahmed Saad, Reuters)

    By Dale Gavlak, Catholic News Service
    AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.

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    Mar 1, 2015

    Catholic Communications personnel ask St. Thomas parishioners to support Annual Catholic Appeal

    Staff report
    (Iobserve photo/Peggy Weber)

    WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Staff members from the Diocese of Springfield's Catholic Communications office were asking for help at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish here this weekend.


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