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South Dakota Bishop Is Convert, Lawyer

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 31, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed Father Paul Swain — who converted to Catholicism after being a prominent lawyer in the United States — as bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

U.S. Holds 1st African Eucharistic Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 31, 2006 (Zenit.org).- More than 500 people will participate in the first Eucharistic congress for African Catholics in the United States, reports the bishops’ conference.

Holy See Studies Feminine Side of Immigration

NEW YORK, AUG. 31, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Women often bear the brunt of the difficulties endured by immigrants, according to a congress organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.