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A file photo shows the Flint River in Michigan flowing thru downtown Flint. Advocates and agencies in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Flint, spoke with OSV News about clean water issues that negatively affect their communities and children long after initial contamination. (OSV News photo/Rebecca Cook, Reuters)

Contamination of water poses long-term hazards to communities, environment

The biblical author of Proverbs advises, “Drink water from your own cistern; flowing water from your own well.” But in the centuries before Jesus Christ’s birth when these verses were written, water pollution from chemicals and artificial contaminants was unknown.

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Police deploy at the scene of a mass shooting near Slugger Field baseball stadium in downtown Louisville, Ky., April, 10, 2023. A gunman opened fire at a bank in downtown Louisville that morning, killing at least four people and sending nine to the hospital before he died by gunfire at the scene, Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said. (OSV News photo/Michael Clevenger, USA Today Network via Reuters)

Archbishop, governor call for prayer as Louisville mourns mass shooting

Amid calls for prayer and praise for first responders, officials confirmed that four people were killed in an April 10 mass shooting, Easter Monday morning, in a downtown bank in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Pope Francis smiles during an audience with members of Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, and members of their families, in the Vatican audience hall Sept. 12, 2022. (OSV News photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)

Pope hospitalized for respiratory infection, Vatican says

After having difficulty breathing, Pope Francis went to Rome’s Gemelli hospital March 29 where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection, the Vatican press office said.

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Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrueck, Germany, vice president of the German bishops' conference, is pictured in a 2019 file photo. Bishop Bode has become the first Catholic bishop in Germany to resign in connection with the abuse scandal. (OSV News photo/Lars Berg, KNA)

Pope Francis accepts German bishop’s resignation over errors in handling abuse

The vice president of the German bishops’ conference, Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, has become the first Catholic bishop in Germany to resign in connection with the abuse scandal.

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Police officers arrive at the Covenant School on the grounds of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., after reports of a shooting at the school March 27, 2023. At least six were killed -- three adults and three children -- police reported. (OSV News photo/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department handout via Reuters) NO ARCHIVES. MUST DISCARD 30 DAYS AFTER DOWNLOAD.

Diocesan officials call shooting at Nashville Presbyterian school ‘sad, shocking’

Officials of the Nashville Diocese called news of a morning mass shooting and loss of life at a private Christian school in the city heartbreaking and “deeply sad and shocking.”

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An aerial view of the aftermath of a tornado, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, U.S. March 25, 2023 in this screengrab obtained from a video. Dozens are dead or injured after a least one powerful tornado tore through rural Mississippi March 24. (OSV News photo/, Jordan Hall via Reuters)

Tornado kills, injures dozens in Mississippi

No less than 23 people have been killed after at least one powerful tornado tore through rural Mississippi on the night of March 24, injuring dozens and causing widespread destruction.

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