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Pope gives a handshake, life-lessons to Pueri Cantores Peoria youth singers

Members of the Peoria Affiliate of the Pueri Cantores ("child singers"), conducted by James Marck, were among 5,000 young people singing for the pope during an International Congress in Rome. (Provided photo)

Megan Tucker knew that she would be one of 5,000 young people singing for Pope Francis during the International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Rome after Christmas, but she got a souvenir she didn’t expect. At the opening ceremony the eight singers of the Pueri Cantores Peoria got separated from conductor James Marck and ended […]

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‘God had a plan’ for Majestic Italy choir, pilgrims throughout tour

The St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir and accompanying pilgrims on the "Majestic Italy" singing tour are shown outside St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. (Provided photo)

God had something special in mind for the St. Anthony Camerata Chorale Festival Choir and Mary Ann Fahey-Darling said because of it the 31 singers and their traveling companions reaped blessing after blessing during their musical pilgrimage to “Majestic Italy.” “God had a plan and it was so much bigger than us,” she told The […]

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