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When Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago received the pallium, a symbol of his unity with the pope and brother bishops, at a special Mass on Aug. 23, he asked the entire church to join him in seeking out lost sheep. • The Diocese of St. Augustine will join the city of St. Augustine, Fla., in celebrating the 450th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of European origin in what became the continental United States on Sept. 8. • In Syria, the Islamic State demolished the 1,500-year-old Saint Elian monastery and beheaded a renowned 81-year-old archaeologist who sought to protect antiquities in the town of Palmyra. • The Vatican has given its backing to the naming of a central square in Rome after Martin Luther, who was excommunicated by Pope Leo X nearly 500 years ago. • According to the United Nations, nearly 4,500 people, including many civilians, have been killed in Yemen since March in the conflict between forces loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels. • Josef Wesolowski, former archbishop and nuncio to the Dominican Republic, died on Aug. 28, in the Vatican residence where he was awaiting trial on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

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