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Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, M.M., founder of the Maryknoll Sisters, will be inducted posthumously into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI emerged briefly from prayerful retreat to celebrate Mass in the Vatican on Sept. 1 with a group of his former doctoral students. • The world’s Islamic leaders must hear stories about the persecution of religious minorities in majority Muslim countries so that such incidents are not overlooked, said Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America, on Sept. 1. • The number of registered members of the Catholic Church in Norway has grown from 42,000 to 110,000 over the past eight years, Bishop Bernt Ivar Eidsvig of Oslo told The Nordic Page. • The top prosecutor in the Dominican Republic said Sept. 4 that he plans to investigate claims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was removed as apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic on Aug. 21. • As the cause for sainthood of the Rev. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain during the Vietnam War, gathers momentum, he was remembered at a memorial Mass on Sept. 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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