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Dominick Bucciarelli, former head of St. Vincent de Paul Society, dies at 81

The husband and father of seven children was an active member of St. Anselm Parish for many years and president of the social outreach society on the parish and archdiocesan levels.

No executions, but 70 killings over blasphemy law, says rights activist

Despite the blasphemy law that has roiled Christians in Pakistan, the government has not executed anyone found guilty at trial.

Africa needs courageous Catholics to tackle its challenges, speakers say

The church in Africa needs courageous Catholics who will become involved in the continent’s challenges, said participants at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

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