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The number of people newly infected with HIV, which can be transmitted via blood and by semen during sex, is also falling worldwide. At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 percent lower than in 2001 - a substantial decline.
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Joel 4:12-21
'Let the nations rouse themselves and march to the Valley of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice, the many isles be glad! ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 11:27-28
It happened that as he was speaking, a woman in the crowd ... Read More

Saint of the Day

October 10 Saint of the Day

St. Francis Borgia
October 10: Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. ... Read More