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Lord have mercy

SHIJIAZHUANG (SE): The Catholic community in Suzhou in Shaanxi province offered a special Mass on August 28 around the theme of encountering mercy and extending charity.

Victims of the Italian earthquake were remembered, as were young people returning to school for the beginning of a new semester, along with the needs of the materially and spiritually deprived.

Fides reported that the theme was replicated in all parishes throughout the diocese and people invoked the grace of the Lord so that the Italian earthquake victims may have the strength and support they need to face the future and so that children and young people can grow peacefully in their intellectual and spiritual formation in the new school year.

From August 23 to 28, about 80 people attended a spiritual and liturgy course run under the theme, Encounter with the Lord in mercy, aimed at promoting a spiritual renewal as it is described by the organisers, the Group of the Disciples of the Diocese.

Bishop Joseph Han Yingjin promoted and attended the week-long course.

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