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    Vatican City, Apr 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, ...

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Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution


Vatican City, Apr 30, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the stories of friends and loved ones killed for the faith, and urged the world to take greater action in putting the violence to an end.

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Obituary: Father Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, negotiator, professor, missionary


When he was growing up in Arlington and attending St. Agnes School, he probably never dreamed that he would be a major contributor to building bridges and bringing peace to some of the most troubled spots of the world, but that is the legacy of Father Raymond Helmick, SJ who died at the Campion Healthcare Facility in Weston on April 21.

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Obituary: Father Richard Driscoll, former pastor in Topsfield


Merrimack Regional Bishop Robert F. Hennessey was the principal celebrant of the funeral Mass of Father Richard A. Driscoll at St. Rose of Lima Church, Topsfield on April 28. Father Driscoll had directed the fund raising and construction of the church while he was pastor there from 1986-1999.

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Interfaith prayer service calls for change on anniversary of Baltimore riots


BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Religious leaders gathered in prayer to mark the one-year anniversary of the riots that spread through Baltimore after the death of a man injured while in police custody. The leaders said they hear the cries of the people of the city during the interfaith service April 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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