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Three ways to obtain an indulgence for the 100-year Fatima anniversary

.- For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017.

The Executive Secretary of the Rectory of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, André Pereira, explained…

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/three-ways-to-obtain-an-indulgence-for-the-100-year-fatima-anniversary-78258/


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In Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishops Sound the Alarm

The bishops of the Democratic Republic have issued an urgent warning that rising violence and political unrest are threatening the nation with “unraveling and chaos.” The bishops expressed sorrow for “thousands” who have lost their lives in recent months, including many minors enlisted by various militias. The bishops also expressed concern that the crisis might trigger a famine and even the breaking up of the nation.

In Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishops Sound the Alarm


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Alleged Miracle of Blessed Oscar Romero of a Woman and Her Infant in the Uterus

An alleged miracle obtained through the intercession of Blessed Salvadorian Bishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) will soon be studied by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It has to do with the inexplicable recovery of a woman, whose life and that of her infant in uterus were threatened by a pregnancy complication. The recognition of this miracle, by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, would open the way to the martyr’s canonization.

The Salvadorian Church concluded its diocesan investigation of this event at the…

https://zenit.org/articles/salvador-alleged-miracle-of-blessed-oscar-romero-of-a-woman-and-her-infant-in-the-uterus/


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Mother Teresa’s Legacy: Fulfillment Is Found Only in Others

Mother Teresa’s Legacy: Fulfillment Is Found Only in Others


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Memories and Images: A Look at Moments With Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Memories and Images: A Look at Moments With Mother Teresa of Calcutta


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Syrian Olympic Swimmer Saved 20 Refugees by Swimming Their Sinking Boat to Shore

Syrian Olympic Swimmer Saved 20 Refugees by Swimming Their Sinking Boat to Shore


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A Cry for Help From Carmelite Nuns in Aleppo

A Cry for Help From Carmelite Nuns in Aleppo