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Misc: Food and Water from Pope Francis

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Pope Francis

In a gesture of mercy, Pope Francis is sending half a ton of food to families suffering hardships in one of Rome’s poorest neighborhoods. Read about from Catholic News Agency here: Rome’s Poor Receive 1,000 Pounds of Food. He has also been speaking recently about the importance of clean water. More from NCR here: Pope: Future of Humanity Depends on Protecting and Sharing Water.

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7.3
Misc: 69 Days: How Keeping the Faith Helped The Chilean Miners

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Chilean miners

33 Chilean miners survived being trapped underground for 69 days and almost starving by staying united with daily rituals like communal prayer and confession. Read about their ordeal in The New Yorker here: 69 Days (How Keeping the Faith Helped The Chilean Miners). See more photos after the jump:

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12.17
Pope Francis interview “Never be afraid of tenderness”

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Pope Francis washes feet

In a new interviewPope Francis speaks about Christmas, hunger in the world, the suffering of children, the reform of the Roman Curia, being called a Marxist, his upcoming visit to the Holy Land and more. Read it from Vatican Insider here: Pope Francis interview “Never be afraid of tenderness” 

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