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Fleeing Cyclone Phailin

Caroleen Hensgen, S.S.N.D., the first woman appointed superintendent of schools for a U.S. diocese, died on Oct. 15 in Chatawa, Miss., at the age of 98.• On World Food Day, Oct. 16, Pope Francis denounced widespread hunger due to wasted food as a symptom of a “throwaway culture” and called for greater effort toward a worldwide “culture of encounter and solidarity” instead.• The University of Dayton and Catholic Relief Services plan a joint effort to address an anticipated increase in labor trafficking when the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games come to Brazil.• The Daughters of Charity, who first came to the Diocese of Nashville in 1898 to establish St. Thomas Hospital, announced they will withdraw from the diocese in the fall of 2014.• Auxiliary Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, president of the California Catholic Conference, on Oct. 11 hailed Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bill that would have reopened the statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases.• Church charities in India are preparing for a massive relief effort after Cyclone Phailin left nearly nine million people affected along the east coast of India on Oct. 12.

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