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U.S. sister 'changed my life' says orphaned man who had tumor as child

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CNS) -- Patrick Daly was orphaned at age 8, and that's when the tumor on his right cheek began to grow. It was small at first. Daly would touch its hard surface, but he didn't know what it was. 


Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.


Week after quake, aid begins reaching remote areas of Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal a week after the Himalayan nation was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake April 25. "I am glad that much-needed aid is finally beginning to reach remote areas," Greg Auberry, Catholic Relief Services' regional director for East and South Asia, told Catholic News Service May 4.