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Bluefields, Nicaragua Bishop Salvador Schlaefer died Oct. 22 of a heart attack.

BLUEFIELDS, NICARAGUA, Bishop Salvador Schlaefer died Oct. 22 of a heart attack. He was 73. Schlaefer served at one time as president of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua. Schlaefer was erroneously reported killed in 1983, but he emerged from the jungle with shrapnel wounds to his legs after a group of Indians he was escorting became snared in the Sandinista-contra crossfire. Relatives in the United States had already celebrated a memorial Mass.

ST. BONIFACE CHURCH in Jellico, Ky., burned to the ground Oct. 19 in a fire that state officials say was caused by arson. Fr. Bob Damron, pastor of the 107-year-old church, said "We are a church made up of people and, even though we have no church building now, we will continue."...

MARY'S PENCE, an alternative collection that has been raising funds for Catholic women's ministries since 1985, announced this month that it has granted $53,000 for projects in the Americas.
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Date:Nov 5, 1993
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