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Friday, September 15, 2006


ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, IN THE SQUARE OF THE BASILICA of St. Stephen in Budapest, Hungary, the beatification will take place of Servant of God Sara Salkahazi of the Institute of the Sisters of Assistance. The future Blessed was born in Kassa (today Kosice in Slovakia) in 1899, and murdered in 1944 as she tried to protect a group of Jewish people during the Second World War. Also on Sunday, September 17, in the cathedral of Brescia, Italy, the beatification will take place of Servant of God Mose Tovini. Born in Cividate Camuno, Italy, the oldest of eight children, he was ordained a priest of the diocese of Brescia in 1904, entering the Congregation of Oblates. The passion of his life was catechesis. He died in 1930.

THE DEFENSE OF LIFE WILL BE THE THEME OF A SYMPOSIUM promoted by the International Association for Christian Social Doctrine and by the Pontifical Council "Justice and Peace," due to be held in the Vatican on September 15 and 16. The event will be attended by experts and university professors from various countries. Among the subjects to be considered are: "The problems of modern reproductive medicine and its impact on marriage and family life; the defense of life as a condition for the legitimacy of a democracy; and the triumph of the market over the family."
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