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JERUSALEM (CNS) -- On his first day in Jerusalem, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and said the suffering of Jews under the Nazi extermination campaign must "never be denied, belittled or forgotten." more
WOONSOCKET —?St. Francis House, an affordable elderly housing facility located at 167 Blackstone Street, today announced that it will close this fall because of costly upgrades as required under the new state fire code. more
WARREN —Ten students from Our Lady of Fatima High School enjoyed an experience that they will always treasure when they traveled to Brazil over spring break to meet their e-mail pen pals. more
WASHINGTON — To help fill vacancies and meet the underrepresented faith needs of airmen, the Air Force is offering a scholarship for individuals who want to become service chaplains. more
Women’s League hosts spring breakfast PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave., will host a breakfast, May 17, following the 9 a.m. Mass, at … more
GLOCESTER — The skies cleared and the sunshine glistened off the chrome of eight motorcycles after bikers and their motorcycles were blessed with holy water by Father TJ Varghese at St. Eugene Church. more
PROVIDENCE — As some Catholic parishes took preventative measures last weekend to ensure parishioners’ health, the state Department of Heath reported four new cases of “probable” swine flu in Rhode Island on Sunday. These developments brought the total to nine cases identified with the disease, formally designated as H1NI influenza. more
PROVIDENCE— Officials at Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island announced May 1 that the joint application for affiliation of the two hospitals has been accepted as “complete” by both the RI Attorney General and Department of Health, the two state offices responsible for reviewing and approving the application. more
CRANSTON —­­ The new school building under construction adjacent to Immaculate Conception Church, 235 Garden Hills Drive, will be the first Catholic school built in the Diocese of Providence in more than 40 years. more
PROVIDENCE — When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Jordan on Friday, he will visit a modern country that has emerged from ancient cultures — a unique land in which visitors can walk through valleys and traverse plains that have become part of biblical and human history by virtue of the acts of faith performed and profound messages delivered by the great prophets of the Church who walked the land and crossed the country’s rivers during their lives. more
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