Pope Francis to receive 6 thousand homeless pilgrims in November

News from the USCCB:
Scientists and Faith Leaders Urge President Obama to Announce Steps in Hiroshima to Reduce Nuclear Risks  - WASHINGTON—The heads of four leading science and faith organizations call on President Obama, who will likely visit Hiroshima, Japan, later this month for the G7 summit, to announce specific steps the United States will take to reduce the real and urgent risks posed by nuclear weapons and prevent a new global nuclear arms race....Read More
News from the Vatican:
Pope Francis to receive 6 thousand homeless pilgrims - Pope Francis is to receive 6 thousand homeless people from all over Europe, who will be making a pilgrimage to Rome from November 11th to 13th, at the close of the Year of Mercy....Read More
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Bishop Remains Hopeful About Release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil -  ADEN, Yemen — Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, Salesian priest Tom Uzhunnalil remains missing, although a bishop involved in his case remains hopeful about his timely release. “The last words, which are quite reassuring, I received indirectly about 10 days ago. I was told that Father Tom is alive and that his return to freedom could be imminent,” said Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia. “But since then nothing has happened. We hope and pray for him,” the bishop told Fides New Agency. Father Uzhunnalil, an Indian national, was abducted in April, when four gunmen attacked a Missionaries of Charity-run retirement home in Aden, Yemen, killing 16 people, including four Missionary of Charity sisters. The attacks...Read more