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The holy doors of Rome’s four papal basilicas will be opened on Dec. 8, beginning the Holy Year of Mercy. • On Nov. 20 a palliative care facility in Quebec became the first to announce that it will be offering medically induced death as the Canadian province’s new end-of-life care law comes into effect this month. • The Holy See on Nov. 21 ordered three Vatican officials and two Italian journalists, Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi, to stand trial for leaking and publishing confidential documents that exposed financial malfeasance in Rome. • A study issued on Nov. 4 by Common Sense Media reports that teenagers use media nearly nine hours a day and “tweens,” children ages 8-12, average close to six hours a day. • U.S. bishops on Nov. 17 endorsed the sainthood causes of Aloysius Ellacuria, a Claretian Missionary priest and mystic; Antonio Cuipa, a Native American—and his more than 80 fellow martyrs in the colonial era—and William Atkinson, an Augustinian priest. • The Rev. Fredy Angel, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Ray City, Ga., was awarded Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award on Nov. 19.

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