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No saints’ names on hospitals

HAMMOND (CWN): The Franciscan Alliance hospital system in the mid-west of the United States of America has announced that it will remove references to saints from the names of its hospitals.

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Abu Sayyaf abducts three Malaysians

MANILA (UCAN): Gunmen suspected to be from the Abu Sayyaf abducted three Malaysian fishermen off the coast of Semporna in Malaysia on September 10.

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Indonesian priest attacked with ax

JAKARTA (AsiaNews): A 17-year-old later identified as Ivan Armadi Hasugian tried to kill Father Albert Pandiangan as he was celebrating Mass in the Indonesian town of Medan, North Sumatra, on August 28.

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Pope leads rosary for earthquake victims

VATICAN (SE): Discarding his prepared text for a general audience on August 24, Pope Francis asked the crowds in St. Peter’s Square to join him in the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary for the victims of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy.

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