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‘We are in human misery,’ Franciscan in northern Syria tells pope
February 20, 2020

‘We are in human misery,’ Franciscan in northern Syria tells pope

Humanitarian crisis affecting hundreds of thousands made worse by cold and snow


To prevent spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong Diocese cancels Masses
February 20, 2020

To prevent spread of coronavirus, Hong Kong Diocese cancels Masses

Almost 75,000 people have been diagnosed with disease worldwide, and more than 2,000 have died


Current calculation of leap years has a Catholic origin
February 27, 2020

Current calculation of leap years has a Catholic origin

Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, lessened the number of leap years to fix the date of Easter in the spring


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