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Church officials in Goa, India, were expecting more than five million pilgrims for the once-a-decade exposition of the body of St Francis Xavier on Nov. 22. • While officials from the Kenyan government and bishops’ conference met on Nov. 19, Kenya’s Catholic bishops continued to urge people to avoid receiving a tetanus vaccine, which they say contains a hormone linked to birth control. • “The struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by ‘market priorities’ and the ‘primacy of profit,’” Pope Francis lamented on Nov. 20 at the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. • More than 650 experts from 57 countries met at the Vatican on Nov. 20 for a conference on autism. • Over 1,600 representatives from Jesuit institutions and other Catholic organizations joined together for the 17th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice on Nov. 15-17, marking the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador on Nov. 16, 1989. • At his installation Mass at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral on Nov. 18, Archbishop Blase Cupich urged the congregation to share their faith fearlessly, recognizing that God calls them “to more” and “to greater things.”

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