Four Sisters killed in crash in Ethiopia

Four Daughters of St Anne Sisters, including the provincial superior, were killed last week when their van was hit by a truck. Mgr John Kozar, president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, said Ethiopia had “lost some very devoted servants”.

Russian Orthodox add St Patrick to calendar

St Patrick is one of 15 saints to be added to the Russian Orthodox calendar, say local reports. All 15 predate the 1054 Great Schism.

Planned Parenthood rules out funding offer

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the US, has ruled out a possible government funding deal which would have forbidden it to perform abortions.

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