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ROME - Rome city officials expect approximately three million people to gather April 27 for the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II; that’s way too many people to watch the event near the Vatican, so they suggest the alternative of watching by the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park April 13, the day before the Jewish feast of Passover was to begin.

VATICAN CITY - Offering Passover greetings to Rome's Jewish community, Pope Francis also asked for prayers for his upcoming trip to the Holy Land.

ATLANTA - Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory announced April 5 that he will vacate the archbishop's residence in early May and move into another available archdiocesan property.

SANTIAGO, Chile - A spokeswoman for Caritas Chile said crews were ready to respond to a massive earthquake in the northern part of the country, but the situation and damage remained uncertain.

HONG KONG - Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang of Shanghai, a prominent leader of China's underground Catholic Community, died after a brief illness March 16 at his home. He was 96.

Pope Francis was a virtual unknown outside Church circles when he was introduced to the world a year ago. Catholic News Service reports 10 interesting things we’ve learned about him since then.

PEORIA, Ill. - A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn and whose heart did not start beating until 61 minutes after his birth.