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  • Bishop Malooly honors high school seniors with St. Francis de Sales awards

    Bishop Malooly presented the St. Francis de Sales Award medal to 10 seniors from each Catholic high school in the diocese at a Mass and convocation April 20 at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington. The award recognizes the students for excellence in faith development, scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship.

    The medal features St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of the Diocese of Wilmington, on one side and the invocation, “St. Francis de Sales, pray for us” on the reverse.

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  • Italian authorities arrest six in plot to attack Vatican, Israeli embassy

    VATICAN CITY — Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome.

    The arrests made in Lombardy and Piedmont April 28 were the result of a joint operation coordinated by the district attorney of Milan and the Italian anti-terrorism agency.

    According to the Italian news agency ANSA, authorities arrested Abderrahim Moutaharrik and his wife, Salma Bencharki; Abderrahmane Khachia, and three people who have maintained contact with a couple that left Italy to join the Islamic State in Syria. All the suspects are of Moroccan origin.

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