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An international panel of cardinals charged in April with preparing recommendations for the pope on reforming the Curia will issue their report and meet with Pope Francis on Oct. 1-3. • According to reports from the Sudan Catholic Radio Network in September, the Sudanese air force continues to bomb villages in the Nuba Mountains in spite of a cease-fire. • After a 10-week suspension of his public ministry, the Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II on Sept. 11 made an appearance to urge his followers not to allow “hatred and hostility to penetrate our hearts.” • Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983, in the Church of the Gesù in Rome on Sept. 10. • Bishop Willy Ngumbi Ngengele of Kindu in the Democratics Republic of Congo reported on Sept. 2 that many communities in the Goma area continued to suffer from attacks committed by M23 rebels • Death penalty abolitionist Helen Prejean, C.S.J., and Kevin Doyle, New York State’s last capital defender, are expected among the guests celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cherish Life Circle on Oct. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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