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Why have the Catholic lawmakers who are voting for and passing laws to enable the killing of infants in the womb, both here in this country and abroad, not being excommunicated for their crimes?
These pearlized, silver-colored, Czech glass beads almost remind us of mercury glass. Ideal First Communion, RCIA/Confirmation candidate or sponsor, or a grad, this classic, traditional style rosary makes a great gift. Whether for yourself or for someone special in your life, this heirloom quality sacramental will surely be cherished for decades to come!
Please Archbishop Cordileone as our shepard lead us your flock in praying the Rosary on March 19th the Feast day of St. Joseph during the year of St. Joseph. We need to pray and would find Joy in having you lead us.
This very traditional rosary has the classic design and elegant simplicity of a vintage piece. The matte black beads, the crucifix with great detail and the Miraculous medal centerpiece all contribute to the mid-century vibe. Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life, this heirloom quality rosary is bound to be a favorite for decades to come!
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Would Jesus be against AB218? Would Jesus value $$, over victims? . . . Why do you, Archbishop Cordileone?
Godparents play a vital role in the life of a child beginning on the day of the child's Baptism. Have you considered a gift of appreciation for special people who accept this important responsibility? A rosary makes a lovely and thoughtful thank you gift to commemorate just such a blessed occasion. We have a wide selection of handmade, heirloom quality, rosaries from which to choose. We are also more than happy to customize a design to be a perfect match for these significant people. Check out our selections today!
As covered on the main events page at Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s CatholicPhilly this week, Hello California! It's been a long time (since May). Prior to Valentine's Day we return to run all-states-invited California Virtual Catholic Speed Dating this coming weekend with Age 25-49 this Friday at 6PM Pacific Time (7PM MST/8PM CT/9PM EST); Age 18-38 this Sunday 1/31 same times; and All Ages on Wednesday 2/3 at 7PM Pacific Time (8PM MST/9PM CT/10PM EST). Excited to host you! We've seen SO many more from California at the virtual Catholic speed dating events throughout the past year. See you soon!
We are living in a time and place of intense spiritual battle, and only in taking up spiritual arms will we alleviate the spiritual disease that is at the root of so much of the physical and mental suffering in the world today. – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
La NUOVA cappella di San Francesco a Collestrada in Perugia Saint Francis of Assisi – (The new) Chapel of Saint Francis in Collestrada …................................... Prologo …................................... There are different locations related to the life of a saint like Francis. In addition there are locations of which have been lost historical memory: Actually is on one of these that we would like operating recovery from the mists of time. ….................................... Historical context ….................................... The event that binds the forgotten place to the life of Francis, occurred in the year 1200 (approximately), when a combative military of Assisi, was sent to avenge the wrongdoings of the expelled compatriots and refugees under protection of Perugia. The foot soldiers of Assisi, protected by the cavalry with Francis (John of Bernardone, so called Francis), blessed by the Bishop, came down from Col Subasio playing the drums, welcoming military of other towns. The municipality of Perugia had an interest in protecting the exiles of Assisi, nobles, rich, they had invested riches in his territory. With this policy Perugia favored the weakening of Assisi, rebel and hard to submit. The area to wich they were directed, was that of Collestrada, with the Tevere plain, the Forest of Farnetto and agricultural activities. Here were expected by the mercenary armies of Assisi and soldiers of Perugia, that they were positioned reinforcements just across the river, just to prevent escapes and flows towards Perugia. In this Plane there were a lot of towers, used as a warehouse or shelter: Alessandro Piceller restored one of these, an aedicula who remembered the battle. …........................................ The artifact …........................................ The tower has a rectangular shape. Is an example of medieval Umbrian construction. It has been renovated, elevated and moved to where it is now, cause the construction of the road (in the 1988) . The interior is empty and it is walled because vandalized. …........................................... Goals and targets …........................................... The tower and the landscape must be valued in order to stimulate the birth of interest by citizens, public entities, private enterprises and than anyone else might be envolved positively. The study of feasibility will have to turn the interior in a chapel, commemorative of the battle of Collestrada, place of prayer and spirituality, usable by the community. Tree-lined paths will be realized with benches and historical information. The Chapel will be inserted in the franciscans paths because in Perugia was great the presence of Francis. We must remember that Francis, after Collestrada, was imprisoned for a year in the center of Perugia. Visita il sito www.fondoambiente.it
BISHOPS PLEASE NOTE THAT GOD SAID HE OPPOSES POPE FRANCIS AND DOESNT HAVE HIS AUTHORITY!! Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says: "As it happens, the underside of evil has revealed itself in the last couple of days. In the religious realm, the Pope played his hand of lending tacit approval of homosexuality by encouraging homosexual 'couples' to marry civilly* - a right he does not have in the Church. It will cost many souls." "In the political world, the democratic candidate blurted out that he planned to shut down the petroleum industry.** What a sad statement for his regard for the economic welfare of this nation."*** "These actions and statements only reveal the tip of the iceberg. Evil upon evil is planned which has not been revealed yet in both realms of reality." "Today, the real judge of choices spoken and made is the Truth. Hypocrisy costs many souls. You cannot stand for one thing but have a hidden agenda lurking just below the surface." "Always search out Truth in making choices as to who you should support." * Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, October 21, 2020. ** At the end of the presidential debate on Thursday, October, 22, 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden declared he would 'transition' America away from the oil industry. *** U.S.A. Read 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15+ But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter. + Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press - Holy Bible - Revised Standard Version - Second Catholic Edition.)

Official page of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, California. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco serves Catholics in the Bay Area counties of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo under the leadership of Metropolitan Archbishop Salvatore J.

Cordileone. TERMS OF SERVICE: The purpose of this page is to provide an interactive forum where readers can gather and discuss information about the wide range of issues relating to Catholics in the San Francisco Bay Area, and more specifically to Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, which constitute the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Followers are encouraged to post questions, comments, and concerns, but should remember this is a moderated online discussion hosted by the Archdiocese. We appreciate healthy, constructive debate and discussion; that means we ask that comments be kept civil in tone. Comments will not be removed simply because they express opinions in disagreement with the Archdiocese or Archbishop. However, comments that may be deleted include those that contain: - Vulgar language - Personal attacks/inflammatory remarks against a person or group - Content/comments off topic - Spam - Links to sites that contain offensive material or attack a person - Promotion of services, products, political organizations/agendas - Information that is factually incorrect The Archdiocese reserves the right to remove posters who violate this policy.

Mission: The Comments Policy: The purpose of this page is to provide an interactive forum where readers can gather and discuss information about the wide range of issues relating to Catholics in the San Francisco Bay Area, and more specifically to Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, which comprise the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Followers are encouraged to post questions, comments and concerns, but should remember this is a moderated online discussion hosted by the Archdiocese. We appreciate healthy, constructive debate and discussion; that means we ask that comments be kept civil in tone. Comments will not be removed simply because they express opinions in disagreement with the Archdiocese or Archbishop. However, comments that may be deleted include those that contain: - Vulgar language - Personal attacks/inflammatory remarks against a person or group - Content/comments off topic - Spam - Links to sites that contain offensive material or attack a person - Promotion of services, products, political organizations/agendas - Information that is factually incorrect The Archdiocese reserves the right to remove posters who violate this policy.

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Letters and Statements

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has struck down California's blanket ban on indoor worship. Masses can take place indoors at the same level of retail, currently 25%. Archbishop Cordileone responded, “The Supreme Court has now made it very clear to California government that permitting this is a fundamental right and the law of the land. I trust and hope our state officials will appreciate the care we’ve taken all throughout this crisis to protect the public health with masks, social distancing and other reasonable measures...This is a breath of fresh air in dark times. I’m grateful to God and to the Founders who gave us the shining light of the Constitution of the United States. May God bless America.” Read his full statement below.

sfarch.org Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s injunction issued late last night in South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et. al striking down California’s blanket ban on indoor worship. “This is a very significant step forward for basic r...

HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK! A reflection from Superintendent of Schools Pamela Lyons:

"The theme for this year's Catholic Schools Week is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. I cannot think of a school year when the schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco embodied this theme more than in the past ten months: the faith our school leaders, teachers, and staff showed, and continue to show, as schools reopened to in-person learning and we stepped into the unknown of running a school amid a pandemic; the excellence our schools exhibited through distance and hybrid learning; and the immense service our education professionals provided to our school communities by creating a place of stability and hope.

"I often think of the orders of sisters who started many of our schools. They traveled to unknown lands in extremely difficult circumstances to build schools that could spread the faith, provide an excellent education, and serve the families in their communities. Our faculty and staff are carrying on that legacy.

"During this unprecedented time, we are working harder than ever before, while dealing with the myriad of other issues and concerns that face our families, our country, and our world. And while we are still managing our schools through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also tend to the regular operating duties of running a school.

Thank you for choosing Catholic schools. Thank you to our school communities. I wish you many blessings on this Catholic Schools Week!"

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Write Your Legal Will Online, Free & Simple | FreeWill

To thank you for supporting the future of our parishes, and our faith, the Archdiocese wants to offer a free resource so you can protect your own future. Click the link below to create an estate plan at no personal cost, and protect what you love. Get started here:

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Rest in Peace, Monsignor Maurice "Mickey" McCormick. Monsignor died this morning, a week before his 87th birthday and had been a priest of the Archdiocese for 61 years. Our condolences to his brother, Fr. Kieran McCormick, also a priest of the Archdiocese. Eternal Light grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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Group of US Catholic bishops urges support for LGBT youth

ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE: ″I am appreciative of this reaffirmation of the Church’s care for those who are struggling with sexual identity issues, especially when they are targets of bullying and suffer rejection even from the very ones who should love and support them,” he said via email. “The Church stands in solidarity with them, and all of her children, to help them live a life of virtue.”

apnews.com NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “God is on your side,” a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the...

Public Discourse

Join this author (Charles Camosy) plus Archbishop Cordileone, Marjorie Dannenfelser and Brian Duggan for a free webinar at 1:30 today on the future of the pro-life movement. https://sfarch.org/events/prolife-webinar Today is the 48th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. It is the national day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn, and the second day of a nationwide Novena for Life. Join us for the webinar, attend Mass, and pray: May all unborn children be protected in law and
welcomed in love. SF Archdiocese-Human Life & Dignity

A moral theologian urges Pope Francis to bring his forceful defense of prenatal children into a more central place of his pontificate. It is time to stand up firmly and forcefully for their dignity in a culture which increasingly seems them as disposable thing that can be violently discarded.

Today is the beginning of a Novena for Life. Join us in praying for life for nine days.

Day 1: May the tragic practice of abortion end. #9DaysforLife http://ow.ly/scYo50D7CPV

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Letters and Statements

On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”

Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, issued a response today:

“...I myself will not presume to know what was in the minds of Catholic voters when they voted for the Presidential candidate of their choice, no matter who their preferred candidate was. There are many issues of very grave moral consequence that Catholics must weigh in good conscience when they vote. But one thing is clear: No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion. ‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for perpetuating an entire industry that profits from one of the most heinous evils imaginable. Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop.

“That is why, as Catholics, we will continue to speak out on behalf of those who have no voice to speak for themselves and reach out to, comfort and support those who are suffering the scars of the abortion experience. We will do so, until our land is finally rid of this despicable evil.” Full statement: www.sfarch.org/letters-and-statements

sfarch.org Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone January 20, 2021 On the occasion of the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America, Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a state...

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has released a brief response to the statement of USCCB President Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles on the presidential inauguration today:

“Archbishop Gomez’s timely call for healing as a country as the new administration assumes office is both very welcome and needed. I thank him for clarifying how Catholics approach the broad range of issues facing us that pose threats to human life and dignity. In particular, I am grateful to him for stating clearly once again that opposing the injustice of abortion remains our “preeminent priority,” while acknowledging that “preeminent” does not mean “only.” Catholics must and do speak out on many issues affecting the equal dignity of us all, but if life at its most vulnerable beginnings is not protected, then none of us is safe. Affirming this equal human dignity at every stage and in every condition is the path to healing and unity. I join Archbishop Gomez in praying for President Biden and for the future of this exceptional nation, that this vision may be realized in our time. May God bless America.”

Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
January 20, 2021

There are many ways to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. Contributions to Catholic Charities SF will lift up those who need assistance so their dreams of housing, employment, education and more can become reality. https://www.catholiccharitiessf.org/how-to-help/give-2020.html

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My People Need Christ's Body and Blood | Salvatore J. Cordileone

ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE today in First Things guides us from the abruptly closed churches of Lent 2020, through Christmas and right up to Easter: "Christmas each year celebrates the foundational Christian truth of the Incarnation. God becomes man. This moment sets the pattern of the whole Christian ethos: renouncing claims to power and riches not simply to help the poor, nor simply even to serve the poor, but to be one with the poor....In humbling ourselves to serve others, we are not only doing what God asks of us: We are doing what God did for us. Christmas is about a gift exchange. God gave us the greatest gift of all: His Son emptied himself to become one of us. As we ready our hearts for another Lent and beyond it the greatest of all Christian feasts—our redemption and new life at Easter—a simple question remains: What will we offer God in return?" Read the full essay below (4 min. read).

firstthings.com In humbling ourselves to serve others, we are not only doing what God asks of us: We are doing what God did for us. 

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass

Join us live online now for Mass with Archbishop Cordileone. Following this Mass, he and the congregation will pray the rosary while walking to the site of the new Planned Parenthood clinic just blocks from the Cathedral. Please pray with us. #PrayForLife

youtube.com Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9 at St. Mary’s Cathedral and bless the pilgrims who will then walk with the Archbis...

FROM ARCHBISHOP SALVATORE CORDILEONE:

"To attack the U.S. Capitol to express your fear that democracy has been denied is wrong, and also counterproductive. Doubts about free and fair elections cannot be redressed by violence against democratic institutions.

To the deaths from a pandemic, and destruction wreaked on people's livelihoods, we do not need to add an attempted civil war. I called for an end to violence in the streets when it happened this summer. I call on every American of good will to denounce this violence against our nation's Capitol now.

May the Prince of Peace put an end to this strife, and bring healing and constructive criticism in the place of mob rule. And may God bless America."

Start the New Year off right tomorrow with Mass, in person or via livestream. Many livestreaming parishes offer communion at church following the Mass. Check with a parish near you. www.sfarch.org/parishfinder Happy New Year

Christmas Masses were beautiful. Enjoy these photos from St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. Hear Archbishop Cordileone's homily, www.sfarch.org/homilies. Merry Christmas! Photos Dennis Callahan/ Catholic San Francisco

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Christmas Day Mass

From Archbishop Cordileone's Christmas homily: "This is the great blessing of being Catholic: God did not visit the earth once and then return to heaven, leaving behind a group of followers to tell stories about him and convert others to Him. It’s way more than that. He repeats this miracle at every Mass; He is ever-present to us in His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. Let us make room for him in our hearts, that He may once again come to the help of His servants and set them, set us, free." Merry Christmas! https://youtu.be/qwSgxOvjWhg?t=1648

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Thank you to everyone who contributed warm coats to this drive, and those who organized and distributed them to children who needed them! #LoveYourNeighbor #MerryChristmas

The CA State Council - Coats for Kids Distribution was held today, 12/20/20, 3:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church, East Palo Alto (Archdiocese of San Francisco).

This is in collaboration with St. Vincent De Paul. More than 190 coats were distributed during this event.

Thanks to Fr. Goode, pastor of St. Francis Church, for his valuable support of the Coats for Kids program.

Present during the distribution were SS Noel Panlilio with Lovely Lady Fannie and daughters Stefannie and Dianne; SA Greg Marracq; CP Ed Dantes; and Bro. Ted and Lovely Lady Kim Cordano.

What a great way to celebrate the season - giving coats to the needy kids.

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Health Alerts

In light of recent court decisions, Archbishop Cordileone has given new guidelines to priests for Masses in the coming weeks, including Christmas. Outdoor Mass continues to be the safest place for Mass, and wherever liturgies are held there must be very strict adherence to safety protocols. Read the full letter on our website. Check with your own parish for information on Masses there.

sfarch.org PDF - English Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's letter to the priests of the Archdiocese December 18, 2020, regarding the status of indoor/outdoor worship: As you may be aware, the Supreme Court’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction in the Diocese of Brooklyn case established the principle ...

Archbishop Cordileone has released a statement agreeing with Archbishop Charles Chaput: the Church’s pastors and lay Catholics who are prominent in public life should not support causes that violate the core teachings of the faith.

"In a recent article published in First Things (https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/12/mr-biden-and-the-matter-of-scandal), Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, provided valuable clarification on some foundational moral and doctrinal principles that are very much being called into question in our own time, namely, the extremely grave evil of abortion, the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church on worthiness to receive Holy Communion, and the responsibility of Catholics in public life.

"In addition to the July 2004 memorandum of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church which he cites in his article, the U.S. bishops themselves reaffirmed these timeless teachings in their own pastoral letter of 2006, 'Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper’: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist.'

"I could not agree with Archbishop Chaput more when he says, “This is not a ‘political’ matter, and those who would describe it as such are either ignorant or willfully confusing the issue. This is a matter of bishops’ unique responsibility before the Lord for the integrity of the sacraments.” Especially compelling is the situation of Catholics who are prominent in public life, precisely because of the great influence they have on shaping the cultural attitudes and moral values of our society. It is a cause of no little scandal when such people profess to be observant Catholics while championing causes that directly violate the inherent dignity of human life, one of the fundamental natural truths integral to the core teachings of the Catholic faith.

"I pray that Archbishop Chaput’s timely and thoughtful article will motivate a more candid and honest discussion and resolution of these issues among the Church’s pastors and lay Catholics who are prominent in public life in our country."

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This weekend is the annual collection to support retired religious sisters and brothers. Donations can be made to your parish any time, with your usual offertory. Thank you! Learn more: https://retiredreligious.org

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Pope grants possibility of plenary indulgence on December 12 - Vatican News

Tomorrow, December 12, is the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Archdiocese observed a virtual pilgrimage last week, due to the pandemic. Tomorrow (Saturday) Masses will be outdoors on the Cathedral Plaza at 8 am (English) and 12 noon (bilingual). All are welcome up to the 200-person capacity. Masks and social distancing required. The Vatican has made special possibilities for a PLENARY INDULGENCE if conditions are met - find those at the link below.

(There will be no Mañanitas in the morning.)

vaticannews.va Marking the 125th anniversary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe on 12 December, Pope Francis grants to all Catholic faithful of the world the ...

This weekend is the annual collection to support retired religious sisters and brothers. Donations can be made to your parish any time, with your usual offertory. Thank you! Learn more: https://retiredreligious.org

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Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Looking for something to do today - safe distance, no mask required? Meander through some of the digital archives of the Archdiocese. The digitized audio-visual section is newly available. Enjoy!

sfarch.org The Archives of the Archdiocese San Francisco (AASF) is an office of the Chancellor and serves as the official repository for the records of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. The Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco exists to collect, preserve, and make available records of en...

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco serves Catholics in the Bay Area counties of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo under the leadership of Metropolitan Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

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Followers are encouraged to post questions, comments and concerns, but should remember this is a moderated online discussion hosted by the Archdiocese. We appreciate healthy, constructive debate and discussion; that means we ask that comments be kept civil in tone.

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Videos (show all)

An Advent 2020 Message from Archbishop Cordileone
Veterans Day "Taps" at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma
A Prayer as I put on my Mask
An Exorcist Speaks, on Halloween!
Retreat with Fr. Brian Mullady, OP
The Men Who Would be Priests
Street Prayer: Jace Young
Archbishop Cordileone's Rosary for Saint Junipero Serra
Catholic Schools Parents: Great Partners in Learning
Consecration, St. Joseph, and the Domestic Church
The Difference Your Gifts Make

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