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F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 I s s u e N o . 3 1 0 P a g e 4 T h e C i n n a m o n n e t w o r k A u d i t o f f a i t h a c t i v i t y i n N o r t h a n t s P a g e 6 A n e w ­, s t y l e n a t i v i t y Y o u n g s t e r s i m p r e s s a p a r i s h P a g e 9 I s i t w r o n g t o e a t m e a t ? A c a m p a i g n e r a r g u e s h e r c a s e P a g e 1 0 A i d f o r U g a n ­, d a n c h i l d r e n B e d f o r d m a k e s a m o v e . B i s h o p P e t e r l a u n c h e d t h e Y e a r o f C o n s e c r a t e d L i f e a t t h e d i o c e s a n M a s s f o r t h e P a t r o n F e a s t o f t h e I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n o n D e c e m b e r 8 . T h e Y e a r b e g a n o n t h e f i r s t S u n d a y o f A d v e n t , a n d w i l l e n d o n t h e f e a s t o f t h e P r e s e n t a t i o n o f t h e L o r d , F e b ­, r u a r y 2 , 2 0 1 6 . T h e a i m , s a i d P o p e F r a n c i s w h e n h e a n n o u n c e d i t i s ‘, t o l o o k t o t h e p a s t w i t h g r a t i t u d e , t o l i v e t h e p r e s e n t w i t h p a s s i o n a n d t o e m b r a c e t h e f u t u r e w i t h h o p e . C o n ­, s e c r a t e d m e n a n d w o m e n w o u l d b e w i t n e s s e s o f c o m m u n i o n , o f j o y a n d o f t h e g o s p e l . ‘, I a m c o u n t i n g o n y o u t o w a k e u p t h e w o r l d , s i n c e t h e d i s ­, t i n c t i v e s i g n o f c o n s e c r a t e d l i f e i s p r o p h e c y ’, . T h e M a s s b e g a n b y h i g h l i g h t i n g t h e R e l i g i o u s w h o w o r k i n t h e d i o ­, c e s e . R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f e a c h o f t h e 2 1 f e m a l e a n d 1 1 m a l e c o n g r e g a ­, t i o n s b r o u g h t t o t h e a l t a r a l i g h t e d c a n d l e w h i c h b e c a m e p a r t o f a d i s ­, p l a y w h i c h f o c u s s e d o n t h e P o p e ’, s c a l l t o w a k e u p t h e w o r l d . P e r h a p s i n t r i b u t e t o a J e s u i t P o p e , t h e c a n ­, d l e l i t u r g y w a s a c c o m p a n i e d b y a h y m n b a s e d o n t h e p r a y e r o f S t . I g ­, n a t i u s : T a k e , O L o r d , a n d r e c e i v e m y e n t i r e l i b e r t y , m y m e m o r y , m y u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d m y w h o l e w i l l . A l l t h a t I a m a n d a l l t h a t I p o s ­, s e s s Y o u h a v e g i v e n m e . I s u r r e n d e r i t a l l t o Y o u t o b e d i s p o s e d o f a c c o r d i n g t o Y o u r w i l l . G i v e m e o n l y Y o u r l o v e a n d Y o u r g r a c e , w i t h t h e s e I w i l l b e r i c h e n o u g h , a n d w i l l d e s i r e n o t h i n g m o r e . ‘, H o w m o v e d I w a s ’, , s a i d B i s h o p P e t e r i n h i s s e r m o n , ‘, w h e n y o u r c a n d l e s c a m e t o t h e a l t a r . F r o m C o r b y t o S l o u g h , a l l t h e d i f f e r e n t p a r t s o f t h e d i o c e s e a r e r e p r e ­, s e n t e d . T o n i g h t w e a s k t h a t e a c h o f u s b e f a i t h f u l t o o u r v o c a t i o n ’, . Q u o t i n g P o p e F r a n c i s , B i s h o p P e t e r d e s c r i b e d t h e R e l i g i o u s l i f e a s a j o y f u l l i v i n g o f t h e g o s p e l , a s h i n ­, i n g w i t n e s s o f l i g h t . ‘, W e g i v e t h a n k s f o r y o u r w o r k i n t h e d i o c e s e a n d y o u r c o n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e l i f e o f t h e C h u r c h . T h a n k y o u f o r a l l t h a t y o u d o f o r m e . ’, T h e B i s h o p h o p e d t h a t d u r i n g t h e Y e a r o f C o n s e ­, c r a t e d L i f e p a r i s h e s a n d s c h o o l s w o u l d f i n d a w a y o f c e l e b r a t i n g t h e R e l i g i o u s c o m m u n i t i e s a t w o r k a m o n g t h e m . ‘, W a k e u p t h e w o r l d ’, N o t e A l l s t o r i e s a n d p i c t u r e s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n i n T h e V i n e m u s t b e s e n t d i r e c t l y t o t h e e d i t o r , F r P a u l H a r d y : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m P i c t u r e s m u s t b e s e n t a s i n d e p e n d e n t j p g s , a n d n o t e m b e d d e d i n t h e t e x t .

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I n E n g l a n d , t h e L a t i n M a s s S o c i e t y h a s w r i t t e n t o b i s h o p s , a s k ­, i n g f o r t h e i r h e l p i n “, e n d i n g t h e m a r g i n a l i z a t i o n ”, o f t h e t r a d i ­, t i o n a l l i t u r g y . J o s e p h S h a w , t h e c h a i r m a n o f t h e L a t i n M a s s S o c i e t y , w r o t e t h a t t h e b i s h o p s o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s h a v e “, p l a y e d a c r u c i a l r o l e ”, i n b r i n g i n g a b o u t t h e “, a l m o s t c o m p l e t e d i s a p p e a r a n c e o f t h e h o s t i l i t y ”, t o w a r d t h e u s e o f t h e e x t r a o r d i ­, n a r y f o r m o f t h e M a s s . B u t h e u r g e d t h e m t o “, g o b e y o n d t o l e r ­, a n c e ”, a n d p r o m o t e a c c e s s t o t h e L a t i n M a s s . S h a w s a i d t h a t h e r e c o g n i z e d c o n c e r n s t h a t t h e u s e o f t h e L a t i n l i t u r g y c o u l d b e ­, c o m e a “, s o u r c e o f d i v i s i o n . ”, H e s a i d t h a t t h e L a t i n M a s s S o c i e t y h a s a c t i v e l y r e s i s t e d a n y s u c h t r e n d . B u t h e a r g u e d t h a t b e l i e v ­, e r s a r e m o r e l i k e l y t o b e c o m e r a d i c a l i n t h e i r i d e a s i f t h e y a r e m a r g i n a l i z e d , a n d t h u s t h e p r o b l e m “, w i l l b e c u r e d b y e n d i n g t h e m a r g i n ­, a l i z a t i o n . ”, S e n d n e w s r e p o r t s , p h o t o s a n d o t h e r m a t e r i a l t o t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , S t . E d w a r d ’, s , B u r c h a r d C r e s c e n t , S h e n l e y C h u r c h E n d , M i l t o n K e y n e s , M K 5 6 D X : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m W e p r o m i s e t o p r i n t y o u r n e w s a s s o o n a s w e c a n f i n d s p a c e f o r i t . M a t e r i a l s h o u l d b e e ­, m a i l e d w h e n e v e r p o s s i b l e . I f t h i s c a n n o t b e d o n e f o r d i g i t a l p i c t u r e s t h e y s h o u l d b e s e n t t o u s o n d i s c . S e n d p h o t o g r a p h s i n j p g f o r m a t a s s e p a r a t e a t t a c h m e n t s , a n d n o t e m b e d d e d i n W o r d d o c u m e n t s . U r g e n t a n d d a t e d i t e m s s h o u l d r e a c h u s b y t h e f i r s t S u n d a y o f t h e m o n t h b e f o r e p u b l i c a t i o n . A b o o k l e t o f a d v i c e o n w r i t i n g n e w s r e p o r t s f o r T h e V i n e i s a v a i l a b l e o n r e q u e s t . P a r e n t a l p e r m i s s i o n m u s t b e s o u g h t b e f o r e p h o t o g r a p h s o f m i n o r s a r e s e n t f o r p u b l i c a t i o n . W h i l e w e a c c e p t u n s o l i c i t e d f e a t u r e a r t i ­, c l e s , w e r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t t o e d i t t h e t e x t o r n o t t o p u b l i s h . L e t t e r s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n m u s t i n c l u d e a n a m e a n d a d d r e s s , w h i c h w i l l b e o m i t t e d b y r e q u e s t . T h e c o n t e n t o f e a c h i s s u e i s d e c i d e d b y t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , e m a i l : v i n e 0 1 at b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m V i e w s e x p r e s s e d i n T h e V i n e a r e n o t n e c ­, e s s a r i l y t h o s e o f t h e e d i t o r s o r o f t h e D i o c e s e . T h e p u b l i s h e r o f T h e V i n e , B e l l c o u r t , d e a l s w i t h a d v e r t i s i n g . T h o s e w i s h i n g t o p l a c e a d v e r t i s e m e n t s s h o u l d t e l e p h o n e 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 . D i f f i c u l t i e s w i t h d i s t r i b u t i o n s h o u l d b e r e f e r r e d t o M r s B u s b y . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t V a t i c a n E n g l a n d C a n a d a ‘, P r o c l a i m ’, 1 5 : B U I L D I N G M I S S I O N A R Y P A R I S H E S ’, i s t h e n a m e o f a n e w n a t i o n a l B i s h o p s ’, i n i t i a t i v e b e i n g l a u n c h e d i n 2 0 1 5 t o s u p p o r t t h e d e v e l o p m e n t o f p a r i s h e v a n g e l i s a t i o n . I t i s i n s p i r e d b y P o p e F r a n c i s ’, w r i t i n g s a n d h a s f i v e p a r t s w h i c h i n c l u d e : t h e p r o v i s i o n o f f r e e p a r i s h s m a l l g r o u p m a t e r i a l s , t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n o f a N a t i o n a l C a t h o l i c E v a n g e l i s a t i o n C o n f e r e n c e , a n i n v i t a t i o n t o p a r i s h e s t o h o s t a p a r i s h P r a y e r V i g i l o n t h e n i g h t o f 1 1 J u l y 2 0 1 5 w i t h f r e e p r a y e r m a t e r i a l s p r o v i d e d , t h e i n v i t a t i o n t o d i o c e ­, s e s , d e a n e r i e s a n d p a r i s h e s t o h a v e t h e i r o w n P r o c l a i m ’, 1 5 e v e n t i n a u t u m n 2 0 1 5 , t h e p u b l i c a t i o n o f n e w e v a n g e l i s a t i o n r e s o u r c e s a s a f r u i t o f t h e N a t i o n a l C o n f e r e n c e t o e q u i p l o c a l e v a n g e l i s e r s . T h e r e s o u r c e s a i m t o h e l p p a r i s h e s e x p l o r e s o m e o f t h e t h e m e s a n d i s s u e s t h a t w i l l b e r a i s e d t h r o u g h t h e i n i t i a t i v e . T h e s e s s i o n s a r e w r i t t e n i n s u c h a w a y t h a t t h e y a r e f a i t h f u l t o t h e m e s f o u n d w i t h i n P o p e F r a n c i s ’, A p o s t o l i c E x h o r t a t i o n E v a n ­, g e l i i G a u d i u m . T h e y a r e o f f e r e d i n a n e a s y ­, t o ­, f o l l o w ( a n d p r i n t ­, a b l e ) f o r m a t , w i t h k e y c o n t e n t e m p h a s e s t h e b u i l d i n g o f m i s s i o n a r y p a r i s h e s a n d f o r m a t i o n o f c o n f i d e n t l o c a l e v a n g e l i s ­, e r s . T h e s e s s i o n s a r e t h e m e d : S e s s i o n O n e : M e e t i n g J e s u s –, t h e o n l y o n e w h o c a n s a v e m e : S e s s i o n T w o : L e a r n i n g t o b e a m i s s i o n ­, a r y d i s c i p l e ­, s i t t i n g a t t h e f e e t o f J e s u s : S e s s i o n T h r e e : J e s u s i s a l i v e ­, g o a n d t e l l m y b r o t h e r s . T h e y c a n b e u s e d i n s e v e r a l w a y s : g i v e n t o e v e r y p a r i s h i o n e r f o r p e r s o n a l r e f l e c t i o n , u s e d i n a p a r i s h s m a l l g r o u p s e t t i n g , a d a p t e d f o r u s e a s p a r t o f a h o l y h o u r , d i s t r i b u t e d p e r h a p s a s a n o u t r e a c h r e s o u r c e t o t h o s e o n t h e m a r g i n s o f p a r i s h l i f e . P r o c l a i m V a t i c a n R a d i o r e p o r t s t h a t 2 6 C a t h o l i c p r i e s t s , r e l i g i o u s , s e m i ­, n a r i a n s , a n d l a y c a t e c h i s t s h a v e b e e n k i l l e d i n 2 0 1 4 . M o s t o f t h e v i c t i m s ( 1 4 ) d i e d i n t h e A m e r i c a s , m a r k i n g t h e 6 t h c o n s e c u t i v e y e a r t h a t t h e N e w W o r l d h a s a c c o u n t e d f o r m o s t o f t h e C a t h o l i c p a s t o r a l w o r k e r s k i l l e d o n t h e j o b . F o u r p r i e s t s a n d a s e m i n a r ­, i a n w e r e k i l l e d i n M e x i c o , t w o p r i e s t s i n t h e U S , o n e i n C a n a d a , a n d f i v e p r i e s t s a n d a s e m i n a r i a n i n S o u t h A m e r i c a n c o u n t r i e s . I n A f r i c a , m a n y t h e p a s t o r a l w o r k e r s w e r e k i l l e d b y t h e E b o l a v i r u s a f t e r t e n d i n g t o o t h e r v i c t i m s o f t h e e p i d e m i c . F i g u r e s s u p ­, p l i e d b y t h e F i d e s n e w s s e r v i c e s h o w 1 7 p r i e s t s , 6 w o m e n r e l i ­, g i o u s , o n e r e l i g i o u s b r o t h e r , a s e m i n a r i a n , a n d a l a y c a t e c h i s t d i e d w h i l e s e r v i n g t h e C h u r c h d u r i n g t h e p a s t y e a r . T h e F i d e s f i g u r e s d o n o t i n c l u d e s e v e r a l p r i e s t s w h o h a v e d i s a p p e a r e d a n d w h o s e f a t e i s s t i l l u n k n o w n . A m o n g t h e m a r e F a t h e r P a o l o D a l l ’, O g l i o , w h o w a s a p p a r e n t l y k i d n a p p e d i n S y r i a i n 2 0 1 3 , F a ­, t h e r A l e x i s P r e m K u m a r , t h e J e s u i t k i d n a p p e d i n A f g h a n i s t a n i n J u n e o f t h i s y e a r , a n d t h r e e A s s u m p t i o n i s t p r i e s t w h o w e r e a b d u c t e d i n t h e C o n g o i n O c t o b e r 2 0 1 2 . 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I n B r i t a i n a n d I r e l a n d t h e C e n t e n a r y Y e a r o p e n e d w i t h c e l e b r a t i o n s i n O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 , a n d w i l l c l o s e w i t h a M a s s i n t h e t w o n a t i o n s i n O c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 . T h e e x h i b i t i o n w i l l b e i n N o r t h a m p t o n c a t h e d r a l f r o m F e b r u a r y 3 ­, 1 5 . T u r k e y T u r k e y h a s a u t h o r i s e d t h e b u i l d i n g o f t h e f i r s t c h u r c h i n t h e c o u n ­, t r y s i n c e t h e e n d o f t h e O t t o m a n E m p i r e i n 1 9 2 3 . T h e a n n o u n c e ­, m e n t w a s m a d e d u r i n g a m e e t i n g o f P r i m e M i n i s t e r A h m e t D a v u t o g l u w i t h r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f n o n ­, M u s l i m m i n o r i t y c o m m u ­, n i t i e s . T h e c h u r c h w i l l b e b u i l t i n t h e I s t a n b u l s u b u r b o f Y e s i l k o y . 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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 N o r t h a m p t o n C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o ­, c i a t i o n c e l e b r a t e d t h e 9 6 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f i t s i n a u g u r a t i o n w i t h t h e i r c l e r g y a n d l a d i e s a t t h e N o r t h a m p t o n M a r r i o t t H o t e l . T h e c e l e b r a t i o n w a s h o s t e d b y C i r c l e P r e s ­, i d e n t E d w a r d S m y t h a n d J o y K e n n e a l l y i n t h e p r e s e n c e o f 1 1 5 g u e s t s . P r i n c i p l e c l e r g y g u e s t s w e r e t h e B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n , t h e R t . R e v P e t e r D o y l e a n d 1 3 o t h e r c l e r g y a n d r e l i g i o u s . T h e p r i n c i ­, p l e C a t e n i a n g u e s t s w e r e P r o v i n c e 8 P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t , G o r d o n N u n n , a n d P r o v i n c e 8 D i r e c t o r O d r a n a n d M a r g a r e t S t e e d a n d 1 9 o t h e r v i s i t o r s f r o m P r o v i n c e 8 , i n c l u d i n g m a n y p r o v i n c i a l o f f i c e r s . T h e C i r c l e w a s a l s o p l e a s e d t o w e l c o m e 3 o f i t s w i d o w s . P r e s i d e n t E d w a r d w e l c o m e d t h e g u e s t s a n d i n t h a n k i n g t h e C l e r g y f o r t h e i r c o n ­, t i n u i n g s u p p o r t s a i d w h a t a p l e a s u r e i t w a s t o s e e s o m a n y i n a t t e n d a n c e . A t o a s t w a s p r o p o s e d t o t h e v i s i t o r s t o w h i c h P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t G o r d o n N u n n r e p l i e d o n b e h a l f o f t h e g u e s t s . B i s h o p P e t e r s h a r e d a b r i e f a n d l i g h t ­, h e a r t e d a c c o u n t o f h i s r e c e n t v i s i t t o M y a n a m a r ( B u r m a ) , w h e r e h e r e p r e s e n t e d t h e B i s h o p ’, s C o n f e r e n c e o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s . W i t h s o m e t h o u g h t f u l r e f l e c t i o n s B i s h o p P e t e r s a i d i t w a s a j o y t o b e a t t h i s a n n i v e r s a r y c e l e b r a t i o n a n d b e a b l e t o t h a n k t h e B r o t h e r s f o r t h e g o o d s u p p o r t t h e y g a v e t o t h e C l e r g y a n d f o r a l l t h a t t h e y d o i n t h e p a r i s h e s . A t o m b o l a r a i s e d a m a g n i f i c e n t £, 7 5 9 w h i c h w i l l g o t o w a r d s t h e P r e s i d e n t ’, s C i r c l e C h a r i t i e s . P h o t o : F r o n t R o w R e v D e a c o n M i k e O ’, L e a r y , R e v . F r . E p h r a i m N w a c h u k w u , R e v . F r . P a u l I n m a n , R e v . F r . A n d r e w B e h r e n s , R e v . M g r . S e a n H e a l y , R t . R e v . B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e , R e v . M g r . J o h n B r o a d h u r s t , R e v . F r . N i c h o l a s A l l d r i t t , R e v . F r . A n t h o n y R e a d e r M o o r e , R e v . F r . D a m i a n W a l n e . M i d d l e R o w R e v . D e a c o n M i c h a e l F l e m i n g , B r o . T o n y B u l l ( T r e a s u r e r ) . B r o . F r a n k S u d l o w ( S e c ­, r e t a r y ) , M r s . V a l S u d l o w , M r s . K i m S c a c ­, c i a , J o y K e n n e a l l y , M r s . M a r g a r e t S t e a d , B r o . O d r a n S t e a d ( P r o v i n c i a l D i r e c t o r ) , B r o . W i l f M u r r a y ( P r e s i d e n t O x f o r d C i r ­, c l e ) B a c k R o w B r o . G o r d a n N u n n ( P r o v i n c i a l P r e s i d e n t ) , B r o . . L o r e n z o S c a c c i a ( V i c e P r e s i d e n t ) . B r o . E d w a r d S m y t h ( P r e s i d e n t ) , B r o . M i c h a e l R y a n ( P r o v i n c i a l C o u n c i l l o r O x f o r d ) . T o w n ’, s c l e r g y b i g n i g h t o u t Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e ? F e b r u a r y 2

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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 M y n a m e i s S i n e a d C a l l a g h a n a n d I a m a m e m b e r o f t h e p a r i s h o f A l l S a i n t s a n d S t T h o m a s A q u i n a s i n B l e t c h l e y , M i l t o n K e y n e s . I a m c u r r e n t l y s t u d y i n g t h e o l o g y a t D u r h a m U n i v e r s i t y a n d d u e t o t h i s w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o s p e n d f i v e w e e k s i n I n d i a , s u p p o r t i n g t h e w o r k o f t h e F u t u r e s e n s e F o u n d a t i o n , w h o r u n n u ­, m e r o u s p r o j e c t s i n d e v e l o p i n g c o u n t r i e s . 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A f t e r s c h o o l , m a n y o f t h e c h i l d r e n s t a y e d b e c a u s e t h e y h a d n o t h i n g t o d o a t h o m e . W e h a d s t u f f e d o u r s u i t c a s e s f u l l o f p a i n t s , p e n s , s e q u i n s , g o o g l y e y e s , b o o k s , b a l l s a n d s o m a n y m o r e r e s o u r c e s . W e r a n n u m e r o u s s p o r t s c l u b s a f t e r s c h o o l a s w e l l a s s i n g i n g , d a n c i n g a n d c r a f t s . O n e d a y a l l w e d i d w a s m a k e p a p e r a e r o p l a n e s a n d t h e c h i l d r e n w e r e s o e x c i t e d a l l a f t e r ­, n o o n ! T o w a r d t h e e n d o f t h e e x p e d i t i o n , w e p e r f o r m e d a d a n c e t o S C l u b 7 “, R e a c h f o r t h e S t a r s ”, . I t w a s g r e a t t o i n t r o d u c e t h e m t o o n e o f m y c h i l d h o o d s o n g s a n d i n r e t u r n t h e y t r i e d t o t e a c h m e o n e o f t h e i r t r a d i ­, t i o n a l d a n c e s b u t a f t e r s e v e r a l a t t e m p t s , t h e y r e a l i s e d I w a s n ’, t v e r y g o o d ! T h e e x p e d i t i o n a s a w h o l e w a s v e r y e n ­, l i g h t e n i n g a n d a l l o w e d m e t o a p p r e c i a t e h o w m u c h c a n b e a c h i e v e d w i t h a l o t o f d e ­, t e r m i n a t i o n a n d v i s i o n , e s p e c i a l l y w i t h s u c h l i m i t e d r e s o u r c e s . A s w e l l a s t h i s , s p e n d i n g s o m u c h t i m e w i t h i n a d i f f e r e n t c u l t u r e e n a b l e d m e t o b r o a d e n m y g e n e r a l w o r l d v i e w a n d u n d e r s t a n d m o r e a b o u t t h e n a t u r e a n d p u r p o s e o f c h a r i t y w o r k . I w o u l d l i k e t o t h a n k a l l t h o s e w h o c o n ­, t r i b u t e d t o m e a c h i e v i n g m y g o a l . A v e r y m o d e r n m i s s i o n a r y F a i t h g r o u p s m a k e s a d i s t i n c t i v e c o n t r i b u ­, t i o n i n t h e r e a l m o f c o m m u n i t y e n g a g e ­, m e n t a n d d e v e l o p m e n t . T h e i r c a p a c i t y t o c o n n e c t w i t h c o m m u n i t i e s a t a g r a s s r o o t s l e v e l a n d c o m e a l o n g s i d e h a r d t o r e a c h g r o u p s a t t h e m a r g i n s o f s o c i e t y i s w e l l d o c u m e n t e d . T h e i r l o n g t e r m p r e s e n c e , s t r o n g m o t i v a t i o n f o r s o c i a l a c t i o n , v o l u n ­, t e e r i n g r e c o r d , a n d p r o v i s i o n f o r i n f o r m a l c a r e a n d f r i e n d s h i p s e t t i n g s h a s b e e n e n ­, c o m p a s s e d b y t h e t e r m ‘, s o c i a l c a p i t a l ’, . T h e F a i t h A c t i o n A u d i t o f N o r t h a m p t o n ­, s h i r e w i l l p r o v i d e a n a p p r e c i a t i o n o f t h e r a n g e o f a c t i v i t i e s u n d e r t a k e n b y f a i t h g r o u p s i n t h e c o u n t y . T h i s i m p o r t a n t s u r v e y s e e k s t o e n l i g h t e n t h o s e w i t h i n t h e f a i t h s e c t o r a n d m o r e w i d e l y a c r o s s t h e p u b l i c , p r i v a t e , v o l u n ­, t a r y a n d c o m m u n i t y s e c t o r s . I t a i m s t o r e ­, v e a l t h e s h e e r s c a l e o f t h e c o n t r i b u t i o n o f f a i t h g r o u p s w i t h i n o u r l o c a l c o m m u n i t i e s a n d m a k e i t c l e a r t h a t , w h i l e m e d i a h e a d ­, l i n e s m a y s u g g e s t t h a t f a i t h i s i n d e c l i n e , a n d m i n o r i t y f a i t h c o m m u n i t i e s a r e t o b e v i e w e d w i t h d i s t r u s t , t h e t r u t h i s v e r y d i f ­, f e r e n t i n d e e d . O n l y r e c e n t l y h a s i t b e c o m e m o r e r e c o g n i s e d t h a t , i n t h e f a c e o f s i g n i f ­, i c a n t s o c i a l a n d c o m m u n i t y n e e d s , m a n y f a i t h g r o u p s h a v e b e e n r e s p o n d i n g t o f i l l g a p s l e f t b y o v e r s t r e t c h e d p u b l i c s e r v i c e s . S u c h f a i t h ­, b a s e d c o m m u n i t y a c t i o n h a s o f t e n g o n e o n ‘, u n d e r t h e r a d a r ’, a n d u n d e ­, t e c t e d . W e h o p e t o d e m o n s t r a t e t h a t f a i t h c o m ­, m u n i t i e s a r e i m p o r t a n t s t a k e h o l d e r s r i g h t a c r o s s N o r t h a m p t o n s h i r e , f r o m u r b a n t o r u r a l , f r o m t h e d e p r i v e d t o t h e a f f l u e n t . 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T h e c h a l l e n g e f o r a l l s e c t o r s –, p u b l i c , p r i ­, v a t e , v o l u n t a r y a n d c o m m u n i t y , i n c l u d i n g t h e f a i t h s e c t o r ­, i s t o p r i o r i t i s e e n g a g e ­, m e n t a n d t o a v o i d t h e p a r o c h i a l i s m a n d i s o l a t i o n i s m , t o g e t h e r w i t h s u s p i c i o n a n d f e a r , w h i c h o n l y s e r v e s t o d i v i d e a n d n o t u n i t e . F o r m e r U S A P r e s i d e n t , J i m m y C a r t e r m a k e t h e f o l l o w i n g c o m m e n t i n h i s 2 0 0 5 b o o k ‘, F a i t h &, F r e e d o m ’, ( D u c k w o r t h P r e s s ) : ‘, T h r o u g h o u t t h e w o r l d , C h r i s t i a n s a r e f a c e d w i t h a c h o i c e ­, t o r e t r e a t i n t o r i g i d c e r t a i n t i e s o r t o e n g a g e w i t h p e o p l e o f a l l f a i t h s a n d n o n e t o b u i l d a m o r e j u s t a n d p e a c e f u l w o r l d . A n d t h e s e c u l a r ­, m i n d e d m u s t a l s o m a k e a c h o i c e . D o t h e y d i s m i s s C h r i s t i a n i t y a s a s o u r c e o f c o n f l i c t , o r w i l l t h e y r e c o g n i s e a m o r e c o m p l i c a t e d , a n d m o r e h e l p f u l , t r u t h ? ’, W e h o p e a n d p r a y e r i s t h a t t h i s s u r v e y w i l l b e a s p r i n g b o a r d f o r g r e a t e r u n d e r s t a n d ­, i n g , a p p r e c i a t i o n , c o ­, o p e r a t i o n a n d p a r t ­, n e r s h i p . T h e f u t u r e t r a n s f o r m a t i o n a n d s a l v a t i o n o f m a n y o f o u r a i l i n g c o m m u n i ­, t i e s m a y j u s t d e p e n d o n i t . W a n t t o k n o w m o r e ? C o n t a c t N i c k A m i s a t f a i t h . a u d i t at e n t a p r i s . c o m o r c a l l 0 7 9 7 9 3 6 6 6 5 4 o r v i s i t C i n n a m o n F a i t h A c t i o n A u d i t s | T h e C i n n a m o n N e t w o r k . 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A r c h ­, b i s h o p o f S m y r n a , t o c e l e b r a t e t h i s s e r v i c e i n m e m o r y o f a l l t h e d e p a r t e d o f w h a t i s n o w m o d e r n I z m i r . G e o r g e h a d a l s o r e ­, q u e s t e d t h e p a r t i c i p a t i o n o f t h e G r e e k O r ­, t h o d o x F a t h e r K i r i l o s a n d A n g l i c a n R o n E v a n s i n t h e s o l e m n i t y , a s a d e m o n s t r a t i o n o f u n i t y w i t h i n t h e C h u r c h o f S m y r n a , t h e o n l y s u r v i v i n g C h u r c h o f t h e s e v e n e a r l y C h u r c h e s o f A s i a M i n o r , a s m e n t i o n e d i n t h e B o o k o f R e v e l a t i o n . T h e M a s s w a s s a i d i n a c o m b i n a t i o n o f f i v e o f t h e l o c a l l a n g u a g e s i n c o m m o n u s e i n I z m i r ’, s p a r i s h e s : I t a l i a n , E n g l i s h , T u r k i s h , G r e e k , a n d L a t i n . F o r t h e f i r s t t i m e e v e r t h e C a t h e d r a l C h o i r w a s m a d e u p o f y o u n g l o c a l c o n v e r t s t o t h e R o m a n C a t h o l i c f a i t h . T h e C a t h e d r a l r e s o n a t e d t o t h e i r h a r m o ­, n i o u s v o i c e s i n T u r k i s h . T h e v e r y y o u n g c h i l d r e n o f t h e G r e e k O r ­, t h o d o x p a r i s h a c t e d a s a s s i s t a n t a l t a r s e r v e r s a n d s a n g t h e S a n c t u s i n G r e e k , d e ­, l i g h t i n g t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n w i t h t h e i r y o u n g v o i c e s a n d g r e a t g u s t o . M a s s e n d e d w i t h t h e s h a k i n g o f h a n d s b y t h e A r c h b i s h o p a n d C l e r g y . E v e r y o n e a d ­, j o u r n e d t o t h e C a t h e d r a l P a r v i s t o m e e t o r r e n e w a c q u a i n t a n c e s a n d s a m p l e t h e d e l i ­, c i o u s w i n e s f r o m i n L e v a n t i n e f a m i l i e s ’, v i n e y a r d s . E v e r y o n e a g r e e d t h a t t h i s w a s a n e m o t i o n a l g a t h e r i n g . M u c h g r a t i t u d e w e n t t o F r . M a x , r e c t o r o f t h e C a t h e d r a l , w h o i n v i t e d e v e r y o n e p r e s e n t t o t u r n t h i s i n t o a n a n n u a l e v e n t a n d h o p e f u l l y s t a r t a f u n d f o r t h e r e s t o r a t i o n o f t h e B a s i l i c a ’, s o r g a n w h o s e p i p e s h a d b e e n s o l d o f f f o r c a s h s e v e r a l d e c a d e s a g o . T h e w r i t e r i s c o n v i n c e d t h a t s u c h i n i t i a ­, t i v e s w i l l b o o s t l o c a l m o r a l e , b r i n g m o r e C h r i s t i a n s b a c k t o o u r C h u r c h , a n d a c t a s a b e a c o n t o t h o s e c o n s i d e r i n g t u r n i n g t o C h r i s t . C a t e n i a n M a s s i n T u r k e y F a m i l y : b l e s s i n g a n d c h a l l e n g e

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 A n g e l s w e h a v e h e a r d Y o u n g p a r i s h i o n e r s f r o m S t . E d w a r d ’, s , M i l t o n K e y n e s , p r e s e n t t h e t r a d i t i o n a l C h r i s t m a s s t o r y . A l t h o u g h o n e o f t h e s h e p h e r d s k e p t d r o p ­, p i n g t h e s h e e p , a n d J o s e p h s e e m e d w o r ­, r i e d t h a t h i s t r o u s e r s w e r e f a l l i n g d o w n , t h e a n g e l s w e r e c l e a r l y e n j o y i n g i t , a n d t h e a u d i e n c e a p p r e c i a t e d t h e h i g h q u a l i t y a c t ­, i n g a n d t h e s i n g i n g . I n a n e w t w i s t t o t h e s t o r y , b a b y J e s u s w a s b a p t i s e d a w e e k l a t e r . L a s t s u m m e r a b e s p o k e c a r v i n g o f O u r L a d y , i n l i m e w o o d , w a s c o m m i s s i o n e d f o r S t . G r e g o r y ’, s C a t h o l i c P r i m a r y S c h o o l , N o r t h a m p t o n f r o m m a s t e r c r a f t s m a n , M i k e P a i n t e r . B i s h o p P e t e r w a s i n v i t e d t o t h e S c h o o l o n N o v e m b e r 4 t h t o s a y M a s s a n d b l e s s t h e n e w c a r v i n g . T h e B i s h o p b l e s s e d t h e c a r v i n g a n n o u n c i n g t h a t t h e c a r v i n g w a s c a l l e d ‘, O u r L a d y o f S t . G r e g o r y ’, s . T h e H e a d B o y a n d H e a d G i r l s a i d t h a t ‘, o u r s t a t u e i s s o i m p o r t a n t b e c a u s e i t i s w h a t m a k e s o u r S c h o o l a n i n d i v i d u a l a n d u n i q u e s c h o o l . T h e s t a t u e w i l l b e h e r e l o n g e r t h a n a n y o n e e l s e w i l l b e h e r e . I t i s a g i f t t h a t w i l l s t a y i n S t . G r e g o r y ’, s S c h o o l f o r e v e r . ’, M a n y g u e s t s c a m e t o s h a r e t h e o c c a s i o n . F a t h e r D a m i e n a n d D e a ­, c o n M i c h a e l a c c o m p a n i e d t h e B i s h o p . D u r i n g t h e o f f e r t o r y p r o ­, c e s s i o n , M i k e P a i n t e r o f f e r e d h i s g i f t s a s a s y m b o l o f h i s c r a f t s m a n s h i p . S o m e o f t h e c h i l d r e n s a i d t h e P r a y e r o f t h e F a i t h f u l i n t h e i r f i r s t l a n g u a g e : E n g l i s h , P o l i s h , G e r m a n a n d S w e d i s h . G u e s t s , G o v e r n o r s , S t a f f a n d p u p i l s a l l e n j o y e d t h i s j o y o u s o c c a ­, s i o n . A f t e r t h e M a s s , B i s h o p P e t e r v i s i t e d t h e n e w E m m a u s R o o m a n d a d d e d h i s f i n g e r p r i n t t o t h e c r o s s i n t h a t R o o m . H i s f i n g e r p r i n t i s n o w w i t h t h o s e o f p u p i l s , s t a f f a n d G o v e r n o r s t o s h o w t h e S c h o o l ’, s c o m m u n i t y a n d l o v e . O u r L a d y o f S t G r e g o r y ’, s B i s h o p P e t e r m a k e s h i s m a r k o n t h e c r o s s i n t h e E m m a u s r o o m . F r J o e J o y c e o f t h e C o l u m b a n f a t h e r s , w h o h a s w o r k e d i n t h e P h i l i p p i n e s , S o u t h A m e r i c a a n d m a n y y e a r s i n P a k ­, i s t a n , g a v e a t a l k o n “, W o r k i n g w i t h I s l a m ”, a t S t . T e r e s a ’, s C h u r c h , B e a c o n s ­, f i e l d o n T u e s d a y 1 6 t h S e p t e m b e r . T h e s e s s i o n w a s w e l l a t t e n d e d a n d F r . J o e a n s w e r e d q u e s t i o n s a f t e r w a r d s . W o r k i n g w i t h I s l a m A m i s s i o n p r i e s t r e m e m b e r s

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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 M i l t o n K e y n e s C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c i a t i o n h e l d i t s C h r i s t m a s D i n n e r a n d L a d i e s a n d C l e r g y N i g h t a t T h e S w a n R e v i v e d H o t e l , N e w p o r t P a g ­, n e l l , i n D e c e m b e r . T h e e v e n t w a s w e l l s u p p o r t e d a n d t h o r ­, o u g h l y e n j o y e d b y a l l . A f t e r t h e m e a l , b r o t h e r s a n d t h e i r g u e s t s w e r e e n t e r t a i n e d w i t h a p r o ­, g r a m m e o f m u s i c , s o n g , s t o r y ­, t e l l i n g a n d p o e t r y . T h e n i g h t e n d e d w i t h a l l p r e s e n t i n g o o d v o i c e s i n g i n g t h e i r f a v o u r i t e C h r i s t m a s c a r o l s . P h o t o g r a p h s : R i c h a r d G o l d e n A t t h e N o v e m b e r m e e t i n g o f t h e M i l t o n K e y n e s C i r c l e o f t h e C a t e n i a n A s s o c i a t i o n , B r o t h e r G o r d o n P o r t e r w a s p r e s e n t e d w i t h a s c r o l l m a r k i n g f o r t y y e a r s m e m b e r s h i p o f t h e A s s o ­, c i a t i o n . T h e p r e s e n t a t i o n w a s m a d e b y P r o v i n c i a l D i r e c t o r , J o h n D a v i s . B r o t h e r G o r d o n o r i g i n a l l y j o i n e d S a l i s b u r y C i r c l e i n 1 9 7 4 a n d t r a n s f e r r e d t o M i l t o n K e y n e s C i r c l e i n t h e m i d ­, 1 9 8 0 s . H e s e r v e d a s P r e s i d e n t o f t h e C i r c l e i n 1 9 9 0 a n d a g a i n i n 2 0 0 6 . B r o t h e r G o r d o n h a s r e c e n t l y b e e n e l e c t e d t o t h e o f ­, f i c e o f P r o v i n c i a l V i c e P r e s i ­, d e n t . B r o t h e r T o n y M c M a n u s w a s o n h a n d t o r e c o r d t h e o c c a s i o n . P h o t o : B r o t h e r G o r d o n P o r t e r ( m i d d l e ) b e i n g p r e s e n t e d w i t h h i s 4 0 Y e a r s S c r o l l b y P r o v i n c i a l D i ­, r e c t o r , J o h n D a v i s ( r i g h t ) . C i r ­, c l e P r e s i d e n t , B r o t h e r M a l N a l l y , i s o n t h e l e f t i n t h e p h o ­, t o g r a p h . S o n g s &, s c r o l l s Jesuitvocations.org.uk Interreligious dialogue is a necessary condition for peace in the world. Pope Francis Roman Catholic priests and brothers since 1540 gue is a necessar religious dialo ogue is a necessar Inter ocations.org.uk e suitv J ope Francis P ld. or y condition for peace in the w ar ry condition for peace in the w ocations.org.uk ope Francis ld. I F Y O U W O U L D L I K E T O F I L L T H I S S P A C E C A L L A L I C E O N 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 T h i s i s t h e n a m e o f t h e n e w c h a r i t y w h i c h h a s b e e n s e t u p i n B e d f o r d . T h e n a m e “, E m ­, p o w e r i n g V u l n e r a b l e C h i l d r e n ­, U g a n d a ”, m e a n s j u s t t h a t ­, h e l p i n g v u l n e r a b l e a n d a b a n d o n e d c h i l d r e n i n U g a n d a t o f i n d a p l a c e o f s a f e t y a n d t o o b t a i n a b a s i c e d u c a ­, t i o n . F o r s e v e r a l y e a r s , t h e p a r i s h e s o f T h e H o l y C h i l d a n d S t J o s e p h a n d O u r L a d y o f R a n ­, s o m ( b o t h i n B e d f o r d ) h a v e s u p p o r t e d t h e o r p h a n a g e t h r o u g h t h e i r l i n k s w i t h F r B o n i f a c e K a a y a b u l a i n M a s a k a . I n t h e s u m m e r o f 2 0 1 3 , F r B o n i f a c e w a s i n B e d f o r d f o r 2 m o n t h s a n d t h e i d e a o f f o r m ­, i n g a n o f f i c i a l c h a r i t y t o o k o f f . A b o a r d o f T r u s t e e s ( 3 o f w h o m a r e b a s e d i n U g a n d a ) h a s b e e n f o r m e d a n d t h e c h a r i t y r e g i s ­, t e r e d ( 1 1 5 6 1 8 9 ) w i t h t h e C h a r i t y C o m m i s ­, s i o n e r s . S p o n s o r s ( s u p p o r t e r s ) g i v e £, 2 0 p e r m o n t h o r £, 2 4 0 p e r a n n u m t o p a y t h e b o a r d i n g a n d t u i t i o n f e e s . A t p r e s e n t 3 6 s p o n s o r s a r e s u p p o r t i n g 5 3 c h i l d r e n b u t i t i s p l a n n e d t o d o u b l e t h e n u m b e r o f c h i l ­, d r e n h e l p e d o v e r t h e n e x t 1 2 m o n t h s . T h e r e a r e s t i l l o v e r 1 0 0 c h i l d r e n n e e d i n g s p o n s o r s h i p , a n u m b e r w h i c h i s c o n t i n u ­, a l l y i n c r e a s i n g . A t p r e s e n t E V C w o r k s i n S o u t h e r n U g a n d a a r o u n d t h e a r e a o f M a s a k a . T h e p e o p l e a r e d e s p e r a t e l y p o o r , m a n y h a v e d i e d o f A I D S , c h o l e r a a n d m a l a r i a a n d t h e r e a r e s e r i o u s c a s e s o f m a l n u t r i t i o n . M a n y c h i l d r e n h a v e b e e n a b a n d o n e d b y t h e i r p a r e n t s a n d o f t e n g o h u n g r y a n d h a v e v e r y m i n i m a l c l o t h i n g . T h e y f a c e d e s ­, t i t u t i o n o r t r a v e l t o t h e u r b a n a r e a s w h e r e t h e y s u f f e r a b u s e . T h e r e i s v e r y l i t t l e c l e a n d r i n k i n g w a t e r , f o o d i s s c a r c e a n d t h e r e i s u s u a l l y n o e l e c t r i c i t y . T h e c h a r i t y , w h i c h o p e r a t e s u n d e r a s t r o n g C h r i s t i a n , p r o l i f e a n d w o r k e t h o s , a i m s t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r t h e s e d e s p e r a t e l y p o o r c h i l d r e n t o r e c e i v e a n e d u c a t i o n i n a l o v i n g , c a r i n g a n d s u p ­, p o r t i v e e n v i r o n m e n t s o a s t o p r o v i d e a r o u t e o u t o f d e s t i t u t i o n . T h e c h a r i t y a l s o s e e k s t o p r o v i d e f u n d s t o b u i l d s c h o o l s a n d d o r m i t o r i e s a n d t o f u r ­, n i s h t h e m w i t h a d d i t i o n a l f a c i l i t i e s ( s u c h a s w a t e r b o r e h o l e s t o p r o v i d e a s o u r c e o f c l e a n d r i n k i n g w a t e r ) . T h e w e b s i t e , w w w . e v c u g a n d a . o r g , i s a g o o d s o u r c e o f i n f o r m a t i o n , g i v i n g d e t a i l s o f t h e o r p h a n a g e a n d a l s o o u r f u t u r e f u n d r a i s i n g e v e n t s . O u r f i r s t i m p o r t a n t p u b l i c e v e n t w i l l b e t h e G r a n d L a u n c h o n 2 1 F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 5 i n t h e H a r p u r S u i t e i n B e d f o r d . B e d f o r d l a u n c h e s a i d f o r U g a n d a W e o f t e n m a k e r e s o l u t i o n s f o r t h e N e w Y e a r , p r o m i s e s t h a t w i l l i m p r o v e o u r l i v e s a n d t h o s e o f o t h e r s . W h y n o t m a k e v o l ­, u n t e e r i n g f o r C A F O D y o u r r e s o l u ­, t i o n ? S h a r e y o u r b l e s s i n g s b y h e l p i n g o t h e r s i n t h e i r h a r d s h i p . W e w i l l s u p p o r t a n d t r a i n y o u w h e r e e v e r t h i s i s n e e d e d . W e n e e d p e o p l e t o w o r k i n s c h o o l s r a i s i n g a w a r e n e s s o f p o v e r t y a n d o u r w o r k t o a l l e ­, v i a t e i t . M a r g a r e t , o n e o f o u r s c h o o l ’, s v o l ­, u n t e e r s s a y s “, I b e c a m e a C A F O D S c h o o l s ’, V o l u n t e e r b e c a u s e I w a n t e d t o h e l p y o u n g p e o p l e a n d c h i l d r e n u n d e r s t a n d i n j u s t i c e i s s u e s i n o u r w o r l d . M y e n g a g e m e n t s w i t h t h e s t u d e n t s , t h r o u g h a s s e m b l i e s a n d w o r k s h o p s , a l l o w t h e m t o u n d e r s t a n d t h a t w e c a n a l l p l a y a p a r t t o h e l p o u r b r o t h e r s a n d s i s t e r s , p r a y e r b e i n g a g o o d s t a r t . I t i s s o f u l f i l l i n g a n d r e w a r d i n g ! ”, W e n e e d p e o p l e t o h e l p o u t i n o u r l o c a l C h u r c h e s , o r c o n t a c t t h e i r M P s o n i s s u e s o f i m p o r t a n c e . I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o g e t i n ­, v o l v e d i n o u r O n e C l i m a t e , O n e W o r l d c a m ­, p a i g n e s p e c i a l l y w i t h t h e l e a d u p t o t h e g e n e r a l e l e c t i o n t h a t w o u l d b e g r e a t . W e n e e d o u r M P s t o k n o w w h a t t h e i r c o n ­, s t i t u e n t s w a n t b u t t h e y w i l l n o t k n o w u n ­, l e s s w e t e l l t h e m . O u r w o r k a l s o r e l i e s o n y o u r c o n t i n u e d p r a y e r s s o d o r e m e m b e r u s i n y o u r p r a y e r s . F o r a f u l l l i s t o f w a y s y o u c a n h e l p o u t s e e o u r w e b s i t e h t t p : / / w w w . c a f o d . o r g . u k / W o r k ­, w i t h ­, u s / V o l ­, u n t e e r T h e r e a r e s o m a n y w a y s t o g e t i n v o l v e d , m e e t o t h e r v o l u n t e e r s a n d u s e y o u r s k i l l s a n d t a l e n t s . 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