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Below is Pope Francis' telegram expressing his condolences for the death of His HolinessMar Dinkha IV, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East: *** To His Beatitude Mar Aprem Locum Tenensof the Assyrian Church of the East Having learned with sadness of the death of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholi...read more
Articles from section "Elderly and Dying"
Beginning on November 21, 700 people will meet at the Vatican to take part in the 28th International Conference of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers, on the …read more
I attended a funeral today. The man was an only child. He died surrounded by an enormous family. Abbot Owen Purcell, OSB was the seventh abbot of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, KS. As a …read more
At 4 pm on the Solemnity of All Saints, the Holy Father celebrated Mass at the entrance of Rome’s Cemetery of Verano, and then led a special prayer for the deceased and the blessing of the …read more
Here is a Vatican Radio translation of the homilly Francis gave Monday at a Mass he celebrated for cardinals and bishops who have died in the last year. * * * In the spiritual atmosphere of …read more
Here is the Oct. 11 statement from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada in response to the British Columbia Court of Appeal Decision on assisted suicide. * * * In a long-awaited decision …read more