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Saint of the Day: Bl. Giuseppe Antonio Tovini

Abraham's plea in our day: "I am a sojourner; give me land to bury my dead..."

Photo of the Day | Tue Nov 29 2016

MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / When Abraham's wife, Sarah died in Hebron, the Patriarch wept beside her body and then approached the Hittites, saying, "I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead..." (Genesis 23) Across 4,000 years, Abraham's plea echos all around our world. NOVEMBER 26, 2016, MYANMAR: Rohingya refugees wash the body of six-month-old Alam before his burial in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district. Alam's short life ended on November 26 in a dark, tattered tent in Bangladesh, the Rohingya child's skeletal body succumbing to illness contracted while fleeing Myanmar, where his stateless people are under attack. He was six-months-old. Alam died hours after arriving at makeshift refugee camp close to Teknaf, the gateway to Cox's Bazar, a poor, densely populated coastal area already home to more than 230,000 Rohingya refugees. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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