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Pope presides over Lenten penance service at Vatican
March 20, 2017

A few hours after urging priests to be generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics.

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Advocates seek more on anniversary of ISIS genocide declaration
March 20, 2017

Despite then-Secretary of State John Kerry's declaration one year ago that Islamic State's actions in Iraq and Syria amounted to genocide -- and unanimous votes in the House and Senate asking Kerry to declare genocide against minority Christian, Yezidi and Shiite Muslim groups in the region -- advocates at a first anniversary ceremony said they want more from the U.S. government than what's been done to date.

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Amid warm relations, pope to visit Egypt
March 20, 2017

Accepting an invitation from Egypt's president and top religious leaders, Pope Francis will visit Cairo April 28-29.

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Father Gerald J. Appelby; founded Pittsford parish
Father Gerald J. Appelby; founded Pittsford parish
March 17, 2017

Father Gerald J. Appelby, founding pastor of Pittsford's Church of the Transfiguration where he served for nearly two decades, died of cancer March 17, 2017, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Pittsford. He was 82 years old.

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Bishop Matano's 2017 Holy Week/Triduum schedule
Bishop Matano's 2017 Holy Week/Triduum schedule
March 16, 2017

The following is Bishop Salvatore R. Matano's schedule for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

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Pope: Shady business deals that threaten employment a 'grave sin'
March 15, 2017

Employers who make business deals that threaten people's livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said

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