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  • Unsung heroes of the 2017 Mumbai floods

    September 18, 2017

    Video Volunteers looks at the story of workers in inhumane conditions who help clear Mumbai's drainage system prior to its monsoons — whose work, the video says, helped mitigate a massive flooding incident last month. For more, click

  • Vietnam's National Marian Congress

    August 18, 2017

    An estimated 100,000 pilgrims — including people from other faiths from Vietnam and abroad — attended the National Marian Congress to mark the feast of the Assumption of Mary Aug. 15. The three-day congress with the theme "Living the Spirit of Fatima Message" was held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang in Quang Tri Province, central Vietnam. During the event, pilgrims attended Masses, joined Eucharistic adoration processions, went to confession, prayed the rosary and watched cultural performances. The Blessed Mother is believed to have appeared in La Vang in 1798 to console persecuted Vietnamese Catholics. In 1961, the bishops of Vietnam declared the site as the national Marian shrine.