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Vatican Police march during swearing-in Ceremony Members of the Vatican police corps take part in a swearing-in ceremony in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Sept. 30. The 140-member gendarme force provides general security inside the Vatican, including at papal events. The Swiss Guard, a separate force, is involved more directly in the protection of the pope. (CNS/Catholic Press Photo)
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Reading 1, Ephesians 6:10-20
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Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
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Gospel, Luke 13:31-35
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October 30 Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
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