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Around 5000 people attend the annual Rosary Celebration in Arizona

shalomworldtv Around 5000 people attended the annual Rosary Celebration organized by the Knights of Columbus in Arizona. They gathered together with one heart to pray for the intercession of the …More
shalomworldtv Around 5000 people attended the annual Rosary Celebration organized by the Knights of Columbus in Arizona. They gathered together with one heart to pray for the intercession of the Blessed Mother. The Knights of Columbus organization has been the sponsor of the Rosary Celebration since 1985. Greg Mattingly, one of the organizers of the event said: “It's a great opportunity for us to reach out to the community and bring in more Catholics and people interested in the Catholic faith.” He said that “The more people we get together to say the rosary, the better it is for the community as a whole and us.” Pope Francis appoints Msgr. Francis Malone, as the bishop of Shreveport: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, as the new bishop of Shreveport diocese. Francis Malone succeeds Bishop Michael Duca, who lead the diocese for ten years. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment. Currently, Malone is serving as the pastor of Christ the King Church in Little Rock, Arkansas a parish which has produced many vocations since 2006. The Diocese of Shreveport has a Catholic population of 41,335. The ordination Mass will take place on January 28, 2020, in the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport. Bill to end discriminatory abortions passes Pennsylvania Senate: The Pennsylvania Senate passed a Pro-Life bill that would protect unborn babies with Down syndrome from discriminatory abortions. 27 senators voted in support of the bill, and 22 senators opposed the bill. Representative Kate Klunk, a sponsor of the bill, said that “We have a responsibility to stand up against eugenics. And, we have a responsibility to stand up to say that a baby with Down syndrome has a right to life and should not be discriminated against in the womb.” The bill will now head to the desk of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. Maria V. Gallagher, legislative director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, said that “People with Down syndrome contribute greatly to our families, schools, workplaces, and communities and their lives should be protected.” The conference was organized in Burkina Faso: A group of delegates from various African bishops’ conferences met in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to discuss the humanitarian crisis in the region. The two-day long conference was organized by Catholic Relief Services. The delegates reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate with all people of goodwill to stop the killings and the displacement of the populations. Poverty, corruption, and weak government, radicalization and religious intolerance, weapon and drug trafficking were the major topics discussed at the conference. They urged the international community to work for justice and oppose efforts to exploit natural resources. We can be a nation of laws and still be a nation of compassion: Bishop Flores. Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville diocese has urged the government to implement just and fair migration policies. He said the United States has the responsibility to vet those who come into the country and to make sure the laws of the country are respected, but the laws ought to look at the human reality. Bishop Daniel Flores said, “We can be a nation of laws and still be a nation of compassion. “He stressed that the church has the responsibility to call on governments of all kind to address the humanitarian in a cooperative fashion because people deserve to be treated better than they’re being treated. Bishop Daniel Flores has been the Bishop of Brownsville since December 2009.