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Gifts that Pope Francis has received listed on tickets for Vatican raffle to raise money for poor

Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor

November 22, 2014 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like many Catholic parishes, the Vatican has turned to a raffle to raise money; the difference is, though, the prizes are items originally given as gifts to Pope Francis. For 10 euros — about $12.50 — anyone can go to the Vatican post office or pharmacy and buy…

Couple shovels snow from around a car in Buffalo, New York

Bishop Malone grants dispensation for Sunday obligation because of snow

November 22, 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) — Catholics in snowbound areas of western New York will not have to attend Mass the weekend of Nov. 22-23. Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo granted dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation for Catholics in communities socked by several feet of snow. The bishop’s issued the dispensation Nov….

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