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A man found driving the car owned by Marguerite Bartz, of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, on Nov. 6 has been charged in the sister’s murder. She was found dead in her convent in Navajo, N.M., five days earlier. • The State of Virginia executed the mass killer John Allen Muhammad on Nov. 10 despite a call for mercy for the convicted sniper by Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington. • Sister Donna Quinn received a reprimand from the Sinsinawa Dominicans of Wisconsin on Nov. 2 for serving as a volunteer escort at an abortion clinic in suburban Chicago. • American deacon Jack Sullivan, 71, of Marshfield, Mass., described during a press conference in London on Nov. 9 how he was suddenly and inexplicably cured from a severe spinal condition after he prayed for healing through the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman. • Commenting on a wave of kidnapping, rape and assault of undocumented people in southern Mexico, the Rev. José Alejandro Solalinde, director of the Mexican bishops’ migrant ministry, said at a forum on Nov. 3, “The mafias...have now discovered how to get rich off migrants.”

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Pope Francis listens to a question from Vera Shcherbakova of the Itar-Tass news agency while talking with journalists aboard his flight from Cairo to Rome April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Gerard O'ConnellApril 29, 2017
Pope Francis greets children dressed as pharaohs and in traditional dress as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Francis took the risk, trusting in God. His decision transmitted a message of hope on the political front to all Egyptians, Christians and Muslims alike, who are well aware that their country is today a target for ISIS terrorists and is engaged in a battle against terrorism.
Gerard O'ConnellApril 29, 2017
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.
U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists in the Oval Office at the White House on March 24 after the American Health Care Act was pulled before a vote. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
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Kevin ClarkeApril 28, 2017