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The Year in Pictures: Part III

The Year in Pictures: Part III / Rescuers carry a two-week-old baby girl, Azra Karaduman, from the rubble of a collapsed building in Ercis, Turkey's eastern province of Van, Oct. 25, 2011. via Boston. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/12/the_year_in_pictures_part_iii.html

Mother Teresa of Calcutta She was a young Loreto nun when she received “a call within a call” to found the Missionaries of Charity to serve “the poorest of the poor”. After obtaining Indian citizenship she did basic medical training, which prepared her for working in the slums. So difficult was the first year that she resorted to begging. But it wasn’t long before more young women joined her. She came to prominence after Malcolm Muggeridge’s 1969 documentary Something Beautiful for God…

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ. - Mohandas Ghandi. TOO OFTEN WE CHRISTIANS AREN'T REPRESENTING OUR CHRIST WELL.

“She's my heart... I'm her legs”: Devoted dad carries his daughter, 13, through gruelling triathlons and marathons

“She's my heart... I'm her legs”: His inspiring show of love for his cerebral palsy daughter Madison has led many to regard him the “father of the century”. Van Beek, from Michigan, US, has participated in more than 70 events, including half-marathons, triathlons and other outdoor races, all as part of Team Maddy. The devoted dad completes triathlons carrying his 13-year-old daughter over land and across water.

“For our part, what we desire is not a class struggle but a class encounter, in which the rich save the poor and the poor save the rich.” -- Mother Teresa

Pope Francis kisses 8-month-old Victoria Maria Marino from Sicily after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday…