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2009-07-31 18:41:00

PHOENIX, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Delegates from all 72 jurisdictions of the 1.78 million member Knights of Columbus are gathering for their 127th annual convention, to be held August 2-4, 2009 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, is now the world's largest lay Catholic organization, and has local councils in 11 countries on three continents. In addition to delegates and their families, more than 80 bishops from...

2008-07-30 18:00:29

By Matt Russell, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn. Jul. 29--LA CROSSE -- The pope, a Catholic spokesman here insists, is not coming to town this week. That the rumor would even exist in the area hints at the significance, however, of the opening Thursday of a copper-domed church at the 103-acre Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a recently established Catholic pilgrimage site that boasts 50,000 visitors a year from southeastern Minnesota and around the Upper Midwest. That's 50,000...

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2007-04-29 21:00:00

By ISTRA PACHECO MEXICO CITY - American photographer Spencer Tunick said Sunday he was hoping to draw his largest crowd of nude people for a shoot next month in Mexico City's enormous Zocalo plaza. Tunick, famous for photographing crowds of nude people around the world, said the May 6 shoot could be bigger than one he did in 2003 with 7,000 volunteer models in Barcelona, Spain. "This could be my largest work ever," Tunick told a news conference. "We're really hoping that all eyes will be...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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