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May 5

St. Hilary of Arles (France, 400-449)

OR for 5/4-5/5:

Benedict XVI reaffirms to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
that human rights require a solid ethical base:
'Hunger in the world is a shameful tragedy'

Other Page 1 stories: The Holy Father's appeal to the faithful last Sunday to pray for his coming pilgrimage to the Holy Land
and his ordination of 19 new priests for the Diocese of Rome. In world news: Syrian President Assad calls on President Obama
to dialog with Hamas and Hezbollah; and the Taliban violate ceasefire in Pakistan's Swat valley, as the US expresses concern
that terrorists may get hold of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

The Holy Father has no scheduled events today.

[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 5/5/2009 2:49 PM]