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Diocese of Tucson

Cardinal stats: Pope makes college more international, not much younger

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Although it is not unusual for a pope to set aside temporarily the limit of 120 cardinals under the age of 80, Pope Francis has done so in a way that could last for more than a year.

The pope announced May 20 that he would create 14 news cardinals June 29; 11 of them are under t…

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Tucson’s Nigerian priests haunted by violent attacks, murders back home  

Father Samuel Jandeh, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Superior, was angry, scared and frustrated, but mostly angry.

He and two other Nigerian priests serving in the Diocese of Tucson were talking about the murder of their friends, Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, and the more than a dozen parishioners at St. Ignatius Church in M…

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♦ Violence in Africa hits close to home as three local Nigerian priests are shaken by attacks in their homeland.
♦ Tucson's connections with Nigerian priests are spiritual and brotherly.
♦ The "Circle of Grace", the new children's personal Safe Environment program to be ready this fall.…

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